SAA welcomes its gorgeous new Airbus A350-900 aircraft

airbus a350 900 saa fleet renewal delta

South African Airways on Thursday took delivery of its brand-new airplane, an Airbus A350-900.

First announced back in July, the airline will take delivery of four of these aircraft before-year end.

According to Simple Flying, the first plane with tail number ZS-SDC, is on lease from China-based Hainan Airlines. It’s just over a year old. It arrived at OR Tambo from Singapore on Thursday.

Watch its arrival courtesy of Brandon Dillon below:

It might be SAA’s most attractive aircraft (besides the adorable 747-SP) ever.

According to SAA, the A350-900 will begin operating by mid-December, replacing an older Airbus A340-600 on SAA’s JFK to OR Tambo route.

SAA will take delivery of three more A350-900s within the next six weeks. They’ll be in the airline’s charge for at least three years.

Feature image: An Airbus A350-900 in Delta Airlines livery departing Amsterdam in 2018, by Nicky Boogaard via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Andy Walker
More

News

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights. sign up

Welcome to Memeburn

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights.