Air France takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB

Air France today became the latest customer to take delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB.

The airline has ordered 28 A350-900s for use on its transatlantic and Asian routes out of Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The Xtra WideBody aircraft features a comfortable three class layout with 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats. Fully in line with Air France’s commitment to the environment, the all-new A350-900 will provide a 25% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. Additionally, the aircraft’s delivery flight from Toulouse to Paris will be powered with a blend of conventional and synthetic biofuel.

This first aircraft is F-HTYA (msn 331) and was delivered from the Airbus factory at Toulouse on 27 September 2019.

Air France will initially operate its A350 aircraft from Paris to Bamako, Abidjan, Toronto and Cairo. It will add Mumbai and Seoul later.

Find a full list of Airbus A350 routes here: https://www.airportspotting.com/airbus-a350-routes/

 

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2 Responses

  1. Steve Fenn says:

    They normally use CDG-LHR as crew training flights. Do you know if they intend putting it on the morning flight as usual?

  2. Matt Falcus says:

    I haven’t heard that they’re doing it, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be!

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