Sat, 9 July 2016

Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery of First Widebody Aircraft

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 Required Navigation Performance with Authorisation Required (RNP-AR).

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