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Air France receives first of 60 Airbus A220-300s

Christian Fernsby |
Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A220-300, the company’s latest jewel in the fleet on its short and medium haul network.

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Since introducing the Airbus A350 on its long haul network, the company is continuing its fleet renewal and by 2025 will have integrated the 60 A220-300s ordered in 2019 to gradually replace its Airbus A318s and A319s as well as several Airbus A320s.

This order, the largest from a European customer, includes an additional mix of 30 options and 30 purchase rights.

Named "Le Bourget" in homage to the town north of Paris which is deeply linked to the aviation industry, the aircraft sports the emblematic Air France livery. It also features the winged seahorse on the front of its fuselage and on its wingtips, the symbol embodying the company's founding myth.

As from 31 October 2021, the Airbus A220-300 will fly to Berlin (Germany), Barcelona, Madrid (Spain), Milan-Linate and Venice (Italy) from the Air France hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. During the 2021-2022 winter season, the aircraft will gradually extend its network to Bologna, Rome (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal) and Copenhagen (Denmark).


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