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Style Meets Elegance: Inside Air France's First Airbus A350

Air France has taken delivery of its first ever Airbus A350. The aircraft named “Toulouse” was delivered to the airline on September 27, 2019. It flew to Paris the same day.

This new more environmentally-friendly latest-generation The A350-900 aircraft is equipped with 324 seats, with 34 in the Business cabin, 24 in Premium Economy and 266 in Economy.

Business Class cabin seats turn into a real 2 metre-long lie-flat bed, guaranteeing restful sleep. The new 18.5-inch HD touchscreen gives customers access to more than 1,400 hours of entertainment including movies, music, podcasts and more.

Alone or with a travel companion, the new configuration of this chic and elegant cabin adapts to how passengers wish to travel. They can choose between a shared travel experience or optimum privacy thanks to a removable partition wall.

In Premium Economy, customers will enjoy brand new “Recliner” seat is 48cm wide and reclines to 124°. Customers enjoy a 96cm seat pitch to stretch out their legs and a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen. For optimum relaxation, a pillow and a duvet are available for passengers.

Economy Class cabin features redesigned seats for even more comfort, with reinforced ergonomic seat cushion, a 118° seat recline, as well as a 79-cm seat pitch. The best in-flight entertainment programmes can be found on the 11.6-inch HD touchscreen giving access to more than 1,400 hours of entertainment including movies, music, podcasts and more.

On board the Airbus A350-900, customers can stay connected with Air France CONNECT, the inflight Wi-Fi offer. Three different passes are available.

By 2025, Air France will welcome a total of 28 Airbus A350-900s into its fleet. The Airbus A350 will make its first commercial flight on October 7. It will be gradually deployed to 6 destinations in 2020.

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