Air France unveils its A-220/300 aircraft
The first one of the 60 airplanes ordered to replace A-318, A-319 ed A-320 -VIDEO
Air France took delivery today on September 29, 2021 its first A-220/300, the company’s latest model in the fleet on its short and medium-haul network. Since introducing the A-350 on its long-haul network, the company is continuing its fleet renewal and by 2025 will have integrated the 60 A-220/300s ordered in 2019 to gradually replace its A-318s and A-319s as well as several A-320s. This order –the largest from a European customer– includes an additional mix of 30 options and 30 purchase rights.
Named "Le Bourget" in homage to the town north of Paris which is deeply linked to the aviation industry, the aircraft sports the emblematic Air France livery. It also features the winged seahorse on the front of its fuselage and on its wingtips, the symbol embodying the company's founding myth.
As from 31 October 2021, the A-220/300 will fly to Berlin (Germany), Barcelona, Madrid (Spain), Milan-Linate and Venice (Italy) from the Air France hub at Paris-"Charles de Gaulle". During the 2021-2022 winter season, the aircraft will gradually extend its network to Bologna, Rome (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
Below, the video about the airplane:
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