Asiana Airlines' state-of-the-art aircraft A350 10 arrived at Incheon International Airport on Oct. 16, and the airline hosted an introductory ceremony to mark safety and prosperity with its CEO Han Chang-soo, other executives and employees attending.
Asiana Airlines' strategy to strengthen its mid- and long-distance routes is expected to gain further momentum with the introduction of the A350-900 10 aircraft optimized for long-haul flights.
The A350 is drawing attention as the latest aircraft that will play a pivotal role in Asiana's long-term plan to become a long-haul-oriented network airline by increasing the supply of long-haul routes up to 60 percent of its total supply in 2025.
Currently, Asiana Airlines is putting the A350 with more than 25 percent better fuel efficiency on mid- and long-distance routes. In addition to the Southeast Asian route of Singapore, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, the long-haul route is being used for the European and American routes of London, Paris, San Francisco and Seattle.
At the A350XWB symposium hosted by Airbus in Frankfurt, Germany, on Oct. 11, Asiana Airlines was also selected as the A350 Operational Excellence Award airline among the world's airlines operating the A350 worldwide from 2018 to 2019. About 302 A350s are operated by 29 airlines worldwide.
Asiana's A350 has advantages such as excellent fuel efficiency, providing WIFI and roaming service in the airplane, and providing a pleasant in-flight environment by improving air pressure, humidity and lighting in the plane.