China Eastern takes delivery of 1st 20 A350-900 jetliners

China Eastern Airlines has announced it has taken delivery of its first of 20 A350-900 airplanes at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, the company said.

Equipped with China Eastern´s latest passenger service system, this new generation flagship model promises to redefine intercontinental air travel with its advanced capabilities.

The introduction of the new airplane, which is more spacious, greener and quieter than previous models, is part of efforts by the Shanghai-based airlines to meet the diversified demand for a high quality travel experience in the air.

China Eastern currently operates the world´s second largest and Asia´s largest Airbus fleet which comprises nearly 700 aircraft, including more than 360 Airbus jets. The company will receive two more A350-900 aircraft this year, with the last of the 20 aircrafts ordered scheduled to be delivered in 2022. All these new planes will be equipped with the next generation cabin service system.