Pictures: Aeroflot welcomes first of 22 Airbus A50XWB on order

Toulouse, Aeroflot – Russian flag carrier Aeroflot took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900. With this delivery, Aeroflot became the launch operator of the type in Eastern Europe and the CIS region.

The Russian operator has a total of 22 A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 126 aircraft, including 107 A320 Family jets and 19 A330 Family jets.

Airbus A350-900 has a spacious three-class cabin layout with 316 seats: 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat seats, 24 Comfort Class with extra legroom and 264 Economy Class featuring the latest-generation Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system, HD screens, and Wi-Fi connectivity to ensure an enhanced experience for all passengers on long-haul flights.

Aeroflot will deploy its A350-900s on routes between Moscow and London, Dubai, New York, Miami, Osaka, and Beijing. The A350 XWB has a flight range of 9,700 NM. Its Airspace by Airbus cabin design offers passengers and crews a quiet and comfortable flying experience.

Thanks to its aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage, wings, and latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, the aircraft consumes 25% less fuel compared with previous-generation Widebody jets.

As of the end of January 2020, the A350 XWB Family jets received 935 firm orders from 50 operators across the world.