VIDEO / Airbus delivers F-HZUA, the first of 60 A220s to Air France

Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport on September 29th. 5 more will be delivered to AF by the end of 2021.

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From 31 October, the A220-300 will fly to Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan-Linate and Venice. During the 2021-2022 winter season, the aircraft will fly to Bologna, Rome, Lisbon and Copenhagen. By 2025, Air France will have integrated the 60 A220-300s ordered to gradually replace its A318s, A319s and several A320s. Air France is also renewing its long-haul fleet, and has already taken delivery of 11 A350s out of an order of 38.

Air France’s A220-300 has 148 seats in a 3-2 layout. Offering superior single-aisle comfort, with the widest leather seats, largest windows and up to 20% more overhead stowage space per passenger, the Air France A220 also features full Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the cabin and two USB sockets at each passenger seat. As of the end of August, over 170 A220s have been delivered to 11 operators worldwide.