Japan Airlines announces first Airbus A350 route
With their older Boeing 777s nearing the end of their life, Japan Airlines will use the incoming A350s to replace them. Three more A350-900s are expected by the end of the year with the remaining 14 arriving consistently until 2023. Additionally, deliveries for the 13 A350-1000s on order will commence from 2021, joining the A350-900 in replacing parts of their widebody fleet.
Parts for their first A350, MSN 321 – JA01XJ, can be seen arriving here:
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The next A350s will be delivered as follows:
- MSN 333 – JA02XJ
- MSN 343 – JA03XJ
- MSN 352 – JA04XJ
- MSN 370 – JA05XJ
Note the fourth aircraft (MSN 370). There are numerous reports stating JAL will receive an additional four aircraft rather than three. There’s a chance it could be contractually delivered this year and flown away early 2020. This will be confirmed once information is available.
Interested in seeing who else will receive A350s in 2019? Check out this article: