Sichuan Airlines welcomes 100th aircraft

Sichuan Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet
Sichuan Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet

China’s Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft.

The Chengdu-based carrier received the new Airbus A321 aircraft this week during a delivery ceremony in Hamburg. The single-aisle jet can seat 194 passengers, including eight in business class and 186 in economy.

Sichuan Airlines operates an all Airbus fleet which now comprises single-aisle A319s, A320s and A321s and twin-aisle A330s.

“We are happy to receive the 100th aircraft from Airbus. The latest addition to our all Airbus fleet will further increase our capacity to satisfy the growing market demand for air traffic in China,” said Li Haiying, chairman & president of Sichuan Airlines.

“We are expanding our route networks not only across China but also to Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. With a 100-strong fleet comprising both Airbus A320 family and A330 family aircraft, we are confident to take our passengers to more destinations and offer them a more comfortable flight experience.”

Sichuan Airlines now operates to approximately 200 domestic destinations, plus international cities in Asia, Australia and North America.

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