China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 20 Airbus A350-900 long-range widebody aircraft.
The Guangzhou-based carrier’s A350-900 aircraft features a three-class cabin layout of 314 seats: 28 business, 24 premium economy and 262 economy.
China Southern Airlines will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes from Guangzhou to Shanghai and Beijing, followed by flights to international destinations.
The airline operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and 5 A380 aircraft (figures at the end of May 2019).
To date, Airbus said A350 XWB firm orders from carriers in the Asia Pacific region represent over a third of total sales for the type. At the end of May 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 893 firm orders from 51 airlines.