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Photos: Malaysia Airlines’ First Airbus A350-900XWB Rolls Out of the Paint Shop
On Monday evening, the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft set to be delivered to Malaysia Airlines rolled out of the paint shop in Toulouse, France. The airline has a total of six A350 aircraft on order, all of which are leased from Air Lease Corporation, or ALC, according to the airline.
Per Business Traveller, the aircraft will have around 300 total seats, separated into economy, business, and first class. Though there will be no premium economy class, eligible Enrich members will have access to economy seats with extra legroom.
Malaysia Airlines is expected to take delivery of the aircraft by December 31, 2017, according to Business Traveller, which is a slight delay of their originally scheduled delivery time.
The airline is looking to start A350 service to London in January 2018 while holding off on expansion in other major European cities.
The aircraft was being moved from the paint shop on Tuesday evening lacking engines. It features the carrier’s latest livery, which can be seen on the A380 and some 737 aircraft.
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