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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...

First Air France A350 XWB delivered!

Congratulations Air France on the delivery of it's first A350-900! The airraft is considered as the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christia...

60 A220 aircraft goes.... to Air France-KLM

The Air France–KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A220s are intended to be operated by Air France.  “The acquis...

Air France RFID technology to ensure better baggage tracking

Think about your air travel experience, now your baggage, was it always perfect? Air France and  Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport will offer new baggage tracking feature!  Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the use of RFID technology. For Air France in 2020, this represents about 8 mill...