5 Dreamliner Air France aircraft and served destinations
On November 23, Air France received the 5-Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, bearing the F-HRBE flag. With its arrival, the French operator has also made details about the long-haul routes that will operate with this type of aircraft.
In 2018, Air France will still receive 2 Dreamliner aircraft and reach a total of 7 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
In the summer season, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Air France aircraft will be introduced on 7 long-haul destinations: Bamako - Abidjan, Bogota, Guangzhou, Montreal, Nairobi and Osaka. Below are the schedules announced for each route.
Paris - Bamako-Abidjan - daily flights
AF520: Paris - Charles de Gaulle 10: 20 - 14: 00 Bamako 15: 00 - 16: 40 Abidjan
AF521: Abidjan 18: 40 - 05: 55 + 1 Paris - Charles de Gaulle
Paris - Bogota - daily flights
AF428: Paris - Charles de Gaulle 18: 10 - 21: 50 Bogota
AF429: Bogota 23: 55 - 17: 35 + 1 Paris - Charles de Gaulle
Paris - Guangzhou - flights operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
AF102: Paris - Charles de Gaulle 23: 20 - 17: 10 + 1 Guangzhou
AF107: Guangzhou 23: 05 - 05: 55 + 1 Paris - Charles de Gaulle
Paris - Montreal - daily flights
AF348: Paris - Charles de Gaulle 18: 30 - 19: 55 Montreal
AF349: Montreal 21: 55 - 10: 30 + 1 Paris - Charles de Gaulle.
Paris - Nairobi - flights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
AF814: Paris - Charles de Gaulle 20: 50 - 06: 00 + 1 Nairobi
AF815: Nairobi 8: 30 - 16: 00 Paris - Charles de Gaulle
Paris - Osaka - daily flights
AF292: Paris - Charles de Gaulle 13: 30 - 08: 20 + 1 Osaka
AF293: Osaka 10: 30 - 16: 15 Paris - Charles de Gaulle
The new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft offer increased passenger comfort. Air France's come equipped with 30 of seats in Business Class, 21 of seats in Premium Economy and 225 of seats in Economy. Passengers can benefit from high speed internet with prices between 5 EURO and 20 de EURO.
Windows are about 30% larger compared to similar aircraft. Increased comfort also comes through cabin pressurization at a lower altitude, plus the humidity level improved.
At the same time, Dreamliner aircraft also come with advantages for airlines. Fuel consumption is lower by about 20% compared to other similar aircraft, which means an 20% reduction in CO2 emissions. We also report that the noise level is lower due to the new General Electric GEnx-1B engines.