Air France has taken delivery of their first A350-900, it is the first of 28 on order. The first jet was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France’s Chief Executive Officer, and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France.
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The new Airbus A350
The new aircraft is equipped with 324 seats, with 34 in a brand-new Business cabin, 24 in a new Premium Economy cabin and 266 in Economy. Air France’s Airbus A350 will make its first commercial flight on October 7.
“The arrival of a new aircraft is always a unique and highly emotional occasion in the life of an airline. Along with all Air France staff, we are extremely proud to welcome the Airbus A350, one of the world’s most efficient long-haul aircraft in terms of environmental, economic and operational performance. The arrival of this first A350 marks a new phase in AirFrance’s fleet modernization strategy. Within 5 years, more than half of the company’s fleet will be made up of new-generation aircraft.” Anne Rigail said
Air France A350 Business Class
The A350 brings larger overhead bins, larger windows, better air pressure, and humidity and mood lighting, all designed to give more comfort to passengers. In Business Class and Premium Economy brand, new seat concepts will create a somewhat different experience. Air France is well known for its new herringbone seats which offer comfort and space and all aisle access. However, the carrier has opted for a slightly high-density product.
There are 34 Business Class seats Air France A350. All seats come with direct aisle access and they turn into a 2 meter-long lie-flat bed. The screen is bigger, with a large 18.5-inch HD touchscreen. The IFE system is well stocked, with more than 1,400 hours of entertainment including movies, music, podcasts and more.
Air France A350 Premium Economy
Air France’s new A350 has 24 Premium Economy seats and they are all recliners. The seat is 48cm wide and reclines to 124 degrees. Customers enjoy a large 13.3-inch HD touchscreen, well stocked with movies, music, TV shows and more.
Air France A350 Economy Class
Air France’s A350 has 266 Economy Class seats across 2 seating sections. The seats have been redesigned for even more comfort. They have a reinforced ergonomic seat cushion and a 118-degree seat recline. It is equipped with a well-stocked 11.6-inch HD touchscreen.
Onboard the Airbus A350, customers can also stay connected with Air France Connect, the carrier’s inflight Wi-Fi program with three different passes from free messaging to unlimited streaming at €30 for 10,000-mile journeys.
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