Aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) delivered a new Airbus A350-900 to Asiana Airlines, the first of two A350-900 aircraft deliveries on long-term lease to Asiana.
The aircraft was transferred at a ceremony in the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery in October.
“ACG is extremely excited to deliver our first A350XWB aircraft into the Asiana Airlines operation and is delighted to continue a long-standing and important relationship with Asiana Airlines,” said Khanh T. Tran, president and CEO of ACG.
“We are delighted to introduce the 8th A350 into our fleet with ACG’s support. This aircraft will further enhance our long-haul network operation. We believe this aircraft, equipped with the newest cabin interior, will bring an exceptional passenger experience to our customers,” said Danny Kim, general manager of Asiana Airlines.
Founded in 1989, Aviation Capital Group is a full-service aircraft asset manager with approximately 500 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of December 31, 2018, which are leased to approximately 90 airlines in approximately 45 countries.
Established in 1988, Asiana Airlines is a major South Korean airline, with a global fleet of 83 aircraft in operation. As a member of Star Alliance, Asiana operates 11 domestic and 76 international passenger routes and 27 cargo routes as of April 2019.
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