Air France reshapes its fleet

Airbus A220-300 Air France Image by Airbus

Air France-KLM to order A220 and retire A380 aircraft, the company announced on July 30.

Air France has committed to a firm order of 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with an additional 30 purchase options and 30 acquisition rights. The first aircraft should be delivered in September 2021. They will join Air France’s short- and medium-haul fleet.

With a capacity of 149 seats and an operating range of 2,300 nautical miles, the A220-300 is perfectly suited to replace the A318 and A319 on the Air France short- and medium-haul network. This aircraft will allow the company to increase its competitiveness by reducing its cost per seat by more than 10% compared to the aircraft it will replace.

Retirement of the remaining seven A380s from the Air France fleet by 2022 has also been approved. Five of these aircraft are owned by the company, while two are leased.

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