The 350th Airbus A350 XWB was delivered to Air France
On February 4, 2020, the 350th Airbus A350 XWB (F-HTYD) was delivered to Air France. The aircraft was named "Nice" and will start flying to Bamako and Abidjan.
The new A350 Air France "Nice" joins Toulouse, Lyon and St. Denis of the Meeting. As you can see, Air France decided to baptize the new A350s with city names in France. And by 2025, Air France will have 38 modern aircraft in the Airbus A350 XWB family.
The 350th Airbus A350 XWB
In the summer season, the 4 A350 Air France aircraft will fly to 6 destinations, from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Bamako (Mali), Bangkok (Thailand), Atlanta, Boston, Washington (USA). .
Airbus A350 Air France aircraft are configured in 3 fare classes, with 34 seats in the Business cabin, 24 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 266 seats in the Economy cabin.
We can say that there are 3 comfortable classes. In the Business Class the chairs are transformed into beds of 2 meters. In Premium Economy, the new "Recliner" chair is 48cm wide and inclines to 124 degrees. In the Economy cabin, the seat has been redesigned for added comfort and can be tilted to 118 degrees.
Each seat is equipped with an entertainment system. And the dependents of the Internet can enjoy it also at 12000 meters altitude. Air France CONNECT, the Wi-Fi inflight service, offers 3 types of subscriptions: Message (Free), Surf (3 - 18 €), Stream (30 €).
The new A350s will replace the A340-300 and Boeing 777-200ER, older generation models. And the modernization of the fleet is based on economic considerations and the optimization of costs.
PHOTO: Clément Alloing