Air France invests 1 billion euros each year in the fastest fleet renewal action
Air France continues to renew its fleet at an accelerated pace. By the end of 2025, 60 A220-300 aircraft will gradually replace the short- and medium-haul transport aircraft owned by Air France. With 15 deliveries scheduled each year, this is the fastest fleet renewal in Air France history.
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By 2030, A220-300 aircraft will account for 70% of the Air France fleet, compared to 7% today, due to the ambitious investment plan of one billion euros annually.
Airbus A220-300 with number 10.
By integrating the 220th Airbus 300-10 into the fleet, Air France marks an important moment in its commitment to achieving the business and sustainability objectives for short and medium haul air transport.
With registration number F-HZUJ, the aircraft left the assembly line of the Mirabel plant (Quebec, Canada) to Paris, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (Paris-CDG), from where it will operate short and medium-haul flights in Europe. The first commercial flight was already made on the route Paris - Venice on July 5, 2022 (flight AF1126).
From 2019, with the reception of the first Airbus A350 aircraft, Air France resumed the tradition of naming its aircraft in the fleet after the cities in France.
Thus, inscribed on the front of the fuselage, the tenth Airbus 220-300 aircraft is named Auvers-sur-Oise. Located north of Paris, the settlement is internationally known for landscape and impressionist painters Paul Cézanne, Camille Corot and Vincent Van Gogh. The Dutch painter spent his last days in Auvers-sur-Oise, at the height of his career as an artist. Auvers-sur-Oise is the 96th city name present on the company's aircraft.
A220-300 - an aircraft with improved economic performance and sustainability
The Airbus A220-300, the most innovative and efficient single-aisle aircraft in its class, is perfectly suited to Air France's needs for short and medium-haul flights. Unlike previous models - Airbus A318 and Airbus A319 - A220-300 offers a cost reduction of 10% per seat and stands out for its energy efficiency, consuming 20% less fuel than the aircraft it replaces. CO emissions2 are also reduced by 20%. The noise footprint is 34% smaller.
These features will play a decisive role in reducing Air France's environmental footprint and achieving its sustainable development goals. Under the "Air France ACT" program, the company aims to reduce CO emissions by 30%2 per passenger / km until 2030, compared to 2019. The presented objective excludes so-called "offsetting actions" in order to consider only measures that strictly reduce direct and indirect emissions.
Optimal comfort on boardof Airbus A220-300 aircraft
The aircraft has 148 seats arranged in a 3-2 configuration. Thus, 80% of passengers benefit from a seat at the window or with access to the aisle. The passenger seat is the widest on the market for single-aisle aircraft: it is reclining and has an adjustable headrest, profiled with leather upholstery and an ergonomic cushion for increased comfort.
The flight experience is completed by the cup holder, the case for storing magazines and books, the individual USB A and C ports, a tablet or smartphone holder integrated in the backrest.
The most spacious and brightest in its category, the cabin is decorated in the brand colors of Air France - shades of blue, a strong presence of white that provides light and contrast and a subtle note of red that completes the chromatic landscape.
The wide central corridor allows guests to move easily, and the carpet revives the traditional ornamental pattern "herringbone", a symbol of the iconic world of luxury Parisian apartments inspired by Haussmann. The large panoramic windows provide natural light throughout the trip.
Departing daily from the Paris Charles de Gaulle hub (CDG), the Airbus A220-300 - Auvers-sur-Oise aircraft will fly this summer to Berlin, Hamburg and Munich (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), Copenhagen (Denmark) , Athens (Greece), Helsinki (Finland), Vienna (Austria), Warsaw (Poland) and Stockholm (Sweden), Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Venice (Italy), Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid (Spain).