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Fleet Renewal: Air France Receives 10th Airbus A220

Air France is continuing to integrate latest-generation aircraft into its fleet. Today, the airline reached a milestone, with the arrival of its 10th Airbus A220-300, the latest jewel in its medium-haul fleet.

The aircraft, with registration number F-HZUJ, left the Airbus assembly line in Quebec, Canada and landed in Paris CDG Airport, from where it will operate short and medium-haul flights.

The brand new aircraft named “Auvers-sur-Oise” will operate its first commercial flight to Venice on 5th July 2022 as Flight AF 1126. This aircraft has 148 seats, in a 3-2 seat configuration offering 80% of customers a window or aisle seat.

The most innovative and efficient single-aisle aircraft in its category, the Airbus A220-300 is perfectly suited to Air France’s short and medium-haul network. It provides a cost reduction per seat of 10% compared to the Airbus A318 and A319.

This summer, Air France will fly the A220-300 to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Bologna, Rome, Naples, Venice, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Athens, Helsinki, Vienna, Warsaw and Stockholm. 

Between now and the end of 2025, 60 A220-300s will gradually replace some of Air France’s medium-haul aircraft. With up to 15 deliveries scheduled each year, this is the fastest fleet integration of an aircraft in the history of Air France.

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