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Air China orders 20 further Airbus A350
Air China’s A350-900s have a tri-class configuration. © Airbus

Air China orders 20 further Airbus A350

The new aircraft will be delivered between 2020 and 2022.

The first Chinese airline Air China announced on Thursday, July 12, it will firmly order 20 further Airbus A350-900. Including its initial ongoing order, the airline will possess a total of 30 aircraft of this type. The order of 20 further units is worth $6.54 billion at catalogue price and the deliveries will be carried out between 2020 and 2022. Air China has announced it will secure the rights to convert five of its A350-900 in A350-1000, the larger version of Airbus’ wide-body.

The 20 additional aircraft should enable Air China to increase its capacity by 9.7 percent. Air China’s A350-900s have a tri-class configuration of 312 seats: 32 seats in Business class, 24 in Premium Economy and 256 seats in Economy. They are based in London, Milan, Frankfurt, Munich and Singapore and Paris CDG as of August 1.

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