Feb. 8, 2010 (China Knowledge) - Sichuan Airlines, based in Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, on Friday received its first A330 aircraft, which will start flying its route between Chengdu, Beijing and Shenzhen on Feb. 9, sources reported.
Lan Xinguo, president of the Chengdu-based company, said it will introduce a second A330 aircraft in July this year and that another one will come in July next year.
With the new model, Sichuan Airlines will further expand its presence in the global market. It plans to launch flights linking Chengdu to Singapore, Japan's Fukuoka, Osaka, India’s New Delhi, and even Paris, London and Amsterdam in Europe.
Sichuan Airlines currently has 50 planes, including 45 A320 aircraft.
Reportedly, the newly-introduced model has 36 seats in first class and 209 seats in economy class. It is also equipped with an entertainment system from Japan’s Panasonic Corp.
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