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The 350th A350 delivered to Air France

In a nod to the history of the French aviation industry, the 350th Airbus A350 will fly in the Air France colours. The aircraft left the aircraft manufacturer’s assembly line in Toulouse and will shortly begin flying to Bamako and Abidjan. In returning to its tradition of naming its aircraft, Air France has called it Nice, in tribute to the iconic city on the French Riviera and g...

World leading partnership - Air France, KLM, Delta & Virgin Atlantic

New partnership provides customers with more convenient flight schedules and a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience, whichever airline people fly.  The partnership also provides the flexibility to book flights on any of the four carriers through their respective mobile apps, websites, or via travel agents. Customers will enjoy award-winning service, top-tier premi...

Air France style flies to the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

In 2020, Air France continues its upmarket strategy and unveils the new travel cabins of its Boeing 777-300 mainly serving the Caribbean and Indian Ocean region. On board, Air France joined forces with Brandimage to completely rethink the harmonies of the three cabins. They have in common to assert the style of the Air France brand while retaining their own personality. Extreme comfort, mo...

60 Airbus A220s order for Air France-KLM

Air France–KLM Group has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernise its single-aisle fleet. The aircraft are intended to be operated by Air France.  “We are glad to see that Air France is endorsing the A220 as a great step towards fleet optimisation for large network carriers. The largest Airbus A220 order from a European carrier to date speaks volumes on A...

Accelerated fleet renewal with 10 additional Airbus A350-900s for Air France

The Air France and Air France-KLM Boards of Directors have reached a decision concerning the replacement of Air France’s Airbus A380s and approved an order of 10 Airbus A350-900s. With this decision, Air France-KLM is pursuing its fleet rationalization and simplification strategy. KLM is already well on its way to simplifying its long-haul fleet which will ultimately consist of onl...

Air France new A350 offers Inmarsat GX Aviation advanced connectivity

Air France’s first Airbus A350, named ‘Toulouse’, was delivered with GX Aviation installed, making inflight broadband solution accessible for passengers travelling on brand new aircraft. The aircraft entered commercial service in October with an inaugural flight to Toronto, which it will serve daily throughout the winter season. The aircraft will eventually operate...

The very first flight equipped with Li-Fi technology

Air France tested the very first flight equipped with Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) technology, developed by Latécoère on board the commercial flight AF6114 operated by Airbus A321 from Paris-Orly to Toulouse. As part of its commitment to researching new in-flight uses for its customers, Air France welcomed gamers, finalists in the "Air France Trackmania Cup", developed by Ubisoft...

Safran Efficient Cabin Open Space chosen by Air France for its Airbus A320 fleet

Air France is the first airline in the world to choose Safran Cabin's latest ECOS luggage compartments to equip its A320 and A321 single-aisle short and medium-haul aircraft. On its domestic and European network, Air France is continuing to improve its customers' travel experience by offering them more space to store their cabin luggage as from 2020.  The ECOS&nbs...