The first Airbus A321 has been delivered to a Chinese airline, with the aircraft's introduction by Sichuan Airlines. The International Aero Engines V2500-powered aircraft joins the Chengdu-based airline's Airbus fleet of three A320s leased from International Lease Finance, and will be joined by a second A321 and two A320s being purchased directly from Airbus Industrie. Equipped with 194 seats, the A321 will be operated on the carrier's trunk routes to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and other major destinations.

Source: Flight International