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Air France Takes Delivery of 20th of 38 Airbus A350-900s on Order

Air France has taken delivery of their 20th of 38 Airbus A350-900s on order, registration F-HTYT, which arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle from Toulouse on Friday November 25, 2022. The aircraft has been named ‘Angers’, in honor of the city in the West of France.

Air France Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Air France

On Friday (November 25, 2022), Air France celebrated the delivery of their 20th of 38 Airbus A350-900s on order, registration F-HTYT, which arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle from Toulouse. The aircraft will join the carrier’s long-haul fleet, and will make its first commercial flight on Saturday (November 26, 2022), as flight AF480 with service from Paris to Lima, Peru. Named ‘Angers’, after the city in the West of France, once home to the kings of France, the A350-900 is the latest jewel in Air France’s long-haul fleet, offering a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and a 40 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

Since 2019, Air France has taken delivery of 20 state-of-the-art Airbus A350s, each named after a French town. ‘Angers’ joins the previously delivered 19 aircraft including Toulouse, Lyon, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille, Reims, Dijon, Saint-Malo, Cannes, Aubusson, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Chambord, Cayenne, Lille, Menton, Deauville and Biscarosse. Air France will take delivery of the remaining 18 Airbus A350-900s at regular intervals through 2025, and by 2030, 70 percent of the carrier’s fleet will consist of latest generation aircraft, including Airbus A350s, Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A220s.

Air France’s Airbus A350-900s are equipped with 324 seats including 34 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 266 Economy Class seats. The aircraft features 30 percent larger windows, an optimized pressurization system and lighting adapted to different phases of flight. Guests will also enjoy access to Air France CONNECT, the carrier’s inflight Wi-Fi service.

For the winter 2022/23 season, Air France will deploy their A350-900 fleet to 20 destinations from Paris Charles de Gaulle, including Atlanta, Chicago, Miami and Seattle (U.S.), Montreal (Canada), Mexico City (Mexico), San José (Costa Rica), Lima (Peru), São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali), Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Cairo (Egypt), Tel Aviv (Israel), Beirut (Lebanon), Delhi and Bangalore (India).

Source: Air France


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