South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, which is on lease from Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital. The aircraft—part of a six A350 sale-and-leaseback deal—is the first of the type to be operated by a Korean airline. According to Airbus, altogether Asiana has ordered 30 A350s and will initially operate the aircraft on flights from Seoul to Hong Kong and Manila beginning in May. The aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 ...

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