Lhasa-based Tibet Airlines has taken delivery of
its first widebody aircraft, an A330-200 with increased 242 tonne
maximum take-off-weight (MTOW).
The aircraft is configured in a
three-class cabin layout with 12 seats in Business Class, 32
Premium Economy seats and 235 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft
will be used to open up new international routes for the airline.
Bai Weisan, President of Tibet Airlines, said,
“We are extremely excited to receive our first widebody airliner –
an enhanced A330 from Airbus and are very confident at its
high-altitude performance. The A330 Family will become our core widebody to be deployed on our new international routes thanks to
its flexibility, comfort and efficiency. With the A330, we are
looking forward more passengers from all over the world to flying
with Tibet Airlines and visiting Tibet.”
Tibet Airlines currently operates an all-Airbus
fleet comprising of 14 A319s and 2 A320s. The airline is famous
for its high-altitude operations with its operating base at Lhasa
Airport which is at over 3,500 metres altitude.
The A330 is the first widebody equipped with the
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