China Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth carrier to operate the next-generation Airbus aircraft.
The Taiwanese airline has configured its A350s with 306 seats – 32 in business class, 31 in premium economy, and 243 in economy.
China Airlines has a total of 14 a350-900s on order, and will initially operate the aircraft on its regional flights between Taipei and Hong Kong.
The carrier will then roster the A350 onto its long-haul route to Amsterdam – this had been scheduled to take effect from December 2, but will now start on January 9, 2017.
Taipei-Vienna will also see the A350 from January 9, followed by Taipei-Delhi-Rome from February.
The other carriers currently operating the A350 are: Finnair, Vietnam Airlines, Qatar Airways, TAM / LATAM, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines and Thai Airways.
For more details on the aircraft, and a look at the different seating configurations and products across the operating carriers, see Airbus A350: What you need to know.