The Air France - KLM group ordered 60 Airbus A220 aircraft
On December 18, 2019, Air France - KLM placed a firm order for 60 A220-300 aircraft. These will be allocated to Air France. being part of a process of modernization and rejuvenation of the fleet with a single aisle.
This is the largest order placed by a European operator for A220 aircraft. With Boeing announcing the suspension of 737 MAX aircraft production, Airbus records numerous orders over its vast offer.
60 A220 aircraft ordered for Air France
Air France-KLM currently operates a fleet of over 150 Airbus aircraft. The A220 is the only one specially built for the market of 100-150 seats. It offers increased passenger comfort plus operational reliability.
The A220 aircraft benefit from improved aerodynamics, high quality materials, and propulsion is provided by PW1500G engines from Pratt & Whitney.
To date, the A220 family of aircraft has received firm orders for 530 units and is at the top of the ranking on the 100-150 seats segment. Experts say that the aeronautical market would need more than 7.000 new aircraft (100-150 seats segment) over the next 20 years.