On November 30, Air France took delivery of its fleet’s latest addition – the company’s seventh Boeing 787 to arrive at its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub.
This new aircraft, which is also the Air France-KLM group’s 20th Boeing 787, marks an ambition to pursue Air France’s fleet modernization. The aircraft will spend a few days in the hands of professionals from the Air France Industrial Division before operating its first commercial flights.
In spring 2019, the company will take delivery of two additional aircraft, bringing the Boeing 787 fleet to a total of nine aircraft.
10 destinations served by Dreamliner
In the 2018-2019 winter season, Air France’s Boeing 787s are crisscrossing the skies and transporting customers to Boston, Detroit, Bogota, Guangzhou, Osaka, Bamako, Abidjan, Nairobi and Malé. The arrival of this seventh aircraft will allow the company to also serve Panama City, previously served by Boeing 777.
The best of Air France on board the Boeing 787
For Air France customers, the Boeing 787 provides a number of assets –
- The latest Air France travel cabins – a real cocoon in the sky in the Business cabin (30 seats) and comfort for all in the new Premium Economy (21 seats) and Economy cabins (225 seats);
- Onboard WiFi adapted to customers’ needs and expectations;
- More comfort and space with the new Premium Economy seats;
- Windows that are approximately 30% larger than on similar aircraft;
- Improved air pressure and humidity levels for greater travel comfort.
A reduction in fuel consumption and noise levels
This new-generation aircraft provides a great number of operational assets including –
- 20% less fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft;
- A significant reduction in CO2 emissions ( about 20%) as well as noise emissions.