Code: HU / CHH
Base: Beijing (PEK)
long-haul A330-200, A330-300, B787-8, B787-9
medium-maul & short-haul A319-100, A320-200, A321-200
A350s in fleet: 2 (B-1069, B-1070)
1st A350 delivery: 29/09/2018
Beijing Capital Airlines, an airline of the HNA group, got 2 A350s allocated, which will be leased from dutch AerCap. In fact, these aircraft, MSN98 and MSN112 are ex-Azul Linhas Aereas frames, cancelled due to the crisis in Brazil. In order to keep similarities with other HNA carriers, Beijing Capital Airlines will have the same configuration as Hong Kong Airlines for example. These A350s will help the airline expand its international network, together with the carriers' brand-new A330s.
JD will most probably lease more aircraft, or get them allocated by its mother company HNA. As long-haul demand is continuously growing in China, an ultra-efficient and environment friendly aircraft is indispensable. In that matter, the A350XWB is the ideal choice for Beijing Capital Airlines.