China Airlines takes delivery of its first A350

China Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 (B-18901, cn 049), becoming the ninth airline to operate the type.

B-18901, China Airlines’ first A350. Copyright: Airbus
CAL’s A350-900 is configured with a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, comprising 32 in Premium Business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 31 in Premium Economy and 243 in the main cabin.

Altogether CAL has ordered 14 A350-900s. After an initial period flying on regional services between Taipei and Hong-Kong, the aircraft will be deployed on long haul flights, starting with Amsterdam, followed by Vienna and Rome.

View a short recap of the ceremony here.

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