Air France-KLM orders 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft – with purchase rights for an additional 60 aircraft

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The Air France-KLM Board of Directors made the decision to move forward on the Group’s goal to improve its economic and environmental performance through the introduction of next-generation aircraft. In doing so, the Group also demonstrated its ability to leverage purchasing synergies.

Air France-KLM placed a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft – with purchase rights for 60 additional aircraft, to renew the fleets of KLM and Transavia Netherlands and to renew and expand the fleet of Transavia France. The order covers Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo aircraft. The first deliveries are expected in the second half of 2023. These aircraft will operate medium-haul routes in Europe, notably from Amsterdam-Schiphol – KLM’s global hub and Transavia Netherlands’ main base, and from Paris-Orly, Transavia France’s main base.

Furthermore, the Group signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of four Airbus A350F Full Freighter aircraft with purchase rights for four additional aircraft, to increase cargo capacity at Air France. In the context of a steady and sustainable growth of demand for air cargo, this order would increase Air France-KLM’s cargo capacity and the Group would be among the launch operators of the Airbus A350F Full Freighter. This order would come with full substitution rights to Airbus A350 passenger aircraft, which constitute the new spearhead of the Air France long-haul fleet. The airline currently operates 12 of the 38 aircraft of the type on order.

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