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Air France Brings New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Africa

Not many airports in Africa regularly see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but that is about to change as Air France will soon commence scheduled Boeing 787-9 service to two African countries.

According to Routesonline, Air France will from 29 October, 2017 deploy its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Paris CDG – Bamako – Abidjan service.

The Boeing 787-9 will replace the Boeing 777-200ER which currently operates the daily linked service.

Air France's new Boeing 787-9 is configured with 276 seats across three classes, with 30 seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy class and 225 seats in economy class.

The aircraft also features in-flight connectivity with on-board Wi-Fi with prices ranging from €5 to €30 for data allowance from 20MB to 200MB.

Air France received its first Boeing 787-9 on 2 December, 2016. After several testing flights, the airline launched the Dreamliner on its first regular service, on January 9, 2017 between Paris and Cairo.

Only three African airlines currently fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, they include Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, and Royal Air Maroc.

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