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A350 arrival marks Air France long-haul fleet renewal

Some 6,5 years since signing the order, Air France on September 27 has taken delivery of its first of 28 Airbus A350-900s. The arrival of the type marks a next step in renewing the (long-haul) fleet and swapping old for new-technology airliners. During the delivery...

Air France-KLM commits to 60 A220

The Air France–KLM Group, signed an MoU for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernize its fleet.  The aircraft will be operated by Air France. It is expected these aircraft will replace the airline's A319s (33) and A318s (18). Interestingly, Air France describes this deal as...

Air France angry over French eco-tax proposal

The French government has unveiled plans to introduce an eco-tax and air travel tickets from 2020. Unsurprisingly, the plan has been met with stiff opposition from Air France. Minister of Transport Elisabeth Borne said on July 9 that Economy Class tickets out of...

Air France reduces domestic capacity from 2020

Air France will cut its short-haul domestic capacity by 15 percent over the next two years, citing competition from other airlines and France’s growing high-speed railway network as the main reasons. The decision had been anticipated for some time but announced on May...