Published 17 May 2017, 16:58
South Korea’s Asiana Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 on April 24, becoming the 12th carrier to operate the widebody airliner.
Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three-class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in what the airline terms Business Smartium, 36 in Economy Smartium and 247 in the main cabin.
Asiana has ordered 30 A350s and will initially operate the aircraft on flights within Asia. From the third quarter of 2017, the carrier will deploy the aircraft on premier long-haul routes to Europe and the US, beginning with services from Seoul to London and San Francisco.