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News: Air France welcomes first Airbus A220 to fleet

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Air France has received its first A220-300 from Airbus.

The flag-carrier has 60 aircraft of the type in production, the largest A220 order from a European carrier.

The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport.

The A220 is the most efficient and flexible aircraft in the 100 to 150 seat market segment today.

The renewal of the Air France single-aisle fleet with this latest generation aircraft will increase efficiency along with customer comfort and support Air France to meet its environmental goals and sustainability objectives.

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The first Air France A220-300 will be operated on its medium-haul network from the 2021 winter season.

Currently, Air France operates a fleet of 136 Airbus aircraft.

Air France is also renewing its long-haul fleet, and has already taken delivery of 11 A350s out of an order of 38.

The Air France A220-300 cabin is configured in a single-class layout to comfortably welcome 148 passengers.

As of the end of August, over 170 A220s have been delivered to 11 operators worldwide.

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