Air Lease Corporation (AL) has announced the placement of one Airbus A350-900 wide body jet on long term lease to Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu, China). The aircraft will be delivered in the first quarter of 2019 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. The A350-900 will be primarily operated across the Pacific, linking major cities in China with USA and Canada.
Sichuan will be leasing three Airbus A350-900s through AerCap and now one through ALC.
Sichuan Airlines has leased Airbus A330-200, A330-300, A319, and A321 aircraft from ALC. Later this year, Sichuan will receive the first A320neo and A321neo leased into China from ALC.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) on December 20 launched a new service from Chengdu and Chongqing to Sydney.
Sichuan Airlines will operate twice weekly flights from Chengdu-Chongqing to Sydney on its Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Sydney Airport now has 94 weekly flights from nine carriers to greater China, with five carriers offering 46 services to mainland Chinese cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 B-5907 (msn 462) lands in Beijing.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu), the largest all Airbus operator in China, took delivery of its first A321 aircraft equipped with Sharklets fuel saving wing tip devices on September 26. The pictured A321-231 B-9967 (msn 5470) will also be the first A321 with Sharklets to be operated in China. The A321, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 194 passengers with 8 in business class and 186 in economy.
Sichuan Airlines is China’s largest all Airbus operator. It introduced an A320 in 1995 to become the first Chinese airline to operate an Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft. It was also the first airline to operate Airbus A321 in China. In 2009, the airline received the first A320 assembled at the Airbus Tianjin Final Assembly.
At the end of August 2013, Sichuan Airlines operated a fleet of six A330s and 75 A320 Family aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Airbus. Airbus A321-231 D-AZAE (msn 5470) became B-9967 on the hand over.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu), the largest all Airbus fleet operator in China, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklets.
The A320, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 164 passengers with eight in business class and 156 in economy.
Sichuan Airlines was also the first Chinese airline to operate the A320, the first to take delivery of an A320 assembled at Airbus’ Tianjin Final Assembly Line, and now one of the first with Sharklets in China.
Sichuan Airlines is China’s largest all Airbus fleet operator. It introduced an A320 in 1995 to become the first Chinese airline to operate an Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft. In 2009, the airline received the first A320 assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin. Now it operates a fleet of five A330s and 70 A320 Family aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Airbus. The pictured Airbus A320-232 F-WWIM became B-9935 (msn 5646) when it was handed over on June 26, 2013.
Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu) is planning to launch new long-range flights in 2012 from Chengdu to Vancouver (April), Amsterdam (June) and Melbourne (late 2012) with Airbus A330-200s according to this report by CAPA.