Airbus A220 News
Air France wants 120 Airbus A220s
- 31 July 2017 -
Air France–KLM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
The Franco-Dutch airline group wants to sign 60 firm orders, plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights. The aircraft are intended to be operated by Air France. KLM recently ordered Embraer E-195-E2 aircraft.
According to Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith, Air France will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, thanks to the fuel efficiency of the A220, formerly known as Bombardier CSeries. Deliveries are to begin in September 2021. The aircraft will be used on Air France's domestic and European services. They primarily replace the airline's current Airbus A318 and A319 fleets.
Air France currently operates a fleet of 144 Airbus aircraft. The order book of the Airbus A220 comprises 551 firm orders. The Air France commitment is not included in this number, because it is not a firm order yet. (Image: Airbus)
Apart from the A220, EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft and has 15 A320neo aircraft on order. (Photo: Airbus)