Sichuan Airlines, the largest all Airbus fleet
carrier in China, has taken delivery of its first A350-900 leased
Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, Sichuan Airlines’ A350-900 aircraft
features a two-class cabin layout of 331 seats: 28
business, and 303 economy.
The airline will initially operate the
new aircraft on domestic routes, followed by international
Sichuan Airlines operates an all Airbus fleet
of 135 aircraft, including 123 A320 Family aircraft and 12 A330
The partnership between Sichuan Airlines and
Airbus dates back to 1995 when the airline introduced the A320,
becoming the first to operate an Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft on
the Chinese mainland.
It was also the first operator to take
delivery of a Tianjin assembled A320 Family aircraft.
Sichuan Airlines received its first A330 aircraft and in 2016 it
signed a Letter of Intent for leasing four A350-900s. In 2018
the airline signed an agreement with Airbus to order ten A350-900s.
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