Malaysia Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 17th airline to operate the latest Airbus jet.
The Malaysian carrier is leasing the aircraft from Air Lease (ALC) and is scheduled to receive another four, two of which will be delivered by year-end.
Malaysia Airlines will operate the airliner in a three-class cabin layout, with a total of four seats in First Class, 35 in Business, and 247 in Economy. The airline will be the first carrier to offer a First Class cabin in the A350-900.
“We are very excited to welcome this new addition to our family. With its technological advancements, the A350-900 is an important milestone for us on this journey, helping boost our competitiveness on our long-haul flights,” said Malaysia Airlines CEO, Captain Izham Ismail.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 858 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 45 customers worldwide.