Air France-KLM has today announced that they have placed an order for up to 90 Airbus A350 aircraft, consisting of 50 firm and 40 options.
It is understood that this will be a mix of the -900 and -1000 variant.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Air France-KLM Place Order For Up to 90 Airbus A350 Aircraft…
This new order comes on top of the 41 already ordered, of which 22 have been delivered up to now to Air France-KLM.
For this fresh new order, deliveries are expected to take place between 2026 and 2030.
Commenting on this order was Benjamin Smith, the CEO of Air France-KLM:
“This new order will be a major step in the renewal of the Group’s fleet.”
“The Airbus A350 is a state-of-the-art aircraft with an excellent track record at Air France, where it has rapidly become a favorite among passengers and crew since its entry into service in 2019.”
“It is the perfect fit for the network needs of the Group and boasts outstanding performances: it is a quieter, more fuel efficient and more cost-effective aircraft compared to previous generations.”
“It will be instrumental in helping the Group reach our ambitious sustainability targets, including -30% CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer by 2030.”
It is also understood that these aircraft will replace the Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s in the fleet, aircraft that are quite old at present.
With these combined orders, which covers around 99 jets in total with the old order, this would make Air France-KLM the largest operator of the A350 in the world.
This is big news for Airbus as it is a further confidence boost to the overall program, as well as to the airline group who are making big waves in sustainability and expansion.
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