On September 27, Air France took delivery of its first A350 at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse.
Air France has ordered 28 aircraft and will deploy the A350-900 fleet on its transatlantic and Asia routes. The aircraft features a comfortable three-class layout with 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats.
Air France operates an Airbus fleet of 143 aircraft. It includes 114 single-aisle and 29 wide-body planes. The airline recently opted to purchase Airbus’ newest aircraft family member, the A220, which will join the fleet over the next years.
To mark the occasion, Air France is returning to its tradition of naming its aircraft. After consulting its staff, the company has decided to celebrate emblematic French cities. This first Airbus A350 is therefore being named “Toulouse”.
— Air France/Airbus