Air France takes delivery of first of 60 A220 aircraft

Air France A220 in-flight © Airbus

Air France has received its first A220-300 aircraft from an order of 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport.

The renewal of the Air France single-aisle fleet with this latest-generation aircraft will increase efficiency along with customer comfort and support Air France in meeting its environmental goals and sustainability objectives. The first Air France A220-300 aircraft will be operated on its medium-haul network from the 2021 winter season onwards. Currently, Air France operates a fleet of 136 Airbus aircraft. Air France is also renewing its long-haul fleet and has already taken delivery of 11 A350s out of an order of 38.

The Air France A220-300 cabin is configured in a single-class layout to comfortably welcome 148 passengers. Offering superior single-aisle comfort, with the widest leather seats, largest windows and up to 20% more overhead stowage space per passenger, the Air France A220 also features full Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the cabin and two USB sockets at each passenger seat.

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