Air France introduces new A220-300 as spine of medium-haul flying
At present noticed Air France take supply of its first Airbus A220-300, the corporate’s most fashionable plane within the fleet on its quick and medium-haul community. The airline has been on a large fleet renewal program since introducing the Airbus A350 on its long-haul community, and by 2025 it is going to have built-in the 60 A220-300s ordered in 2019 to steadily change its Airbus A318s and A319s in addition to a number of Airbus A320s. This order – the biggest from a European buyer – consists of an extra mixture of 30 choices and 30 buy rights.
“This new plane with an unparalleled power efficiency represents a significant asset for Air France. So far, fleet renewal is the principle supply of decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, and this is the reason we’re persevering with to put money into latest-generation plane. We’re additionally activating all of the levers at our disposal corresponding to sustainable fuels or eco-piloting, as a part of our contribution to selling a carbon-neutral air transport business and positioning ourselves as a number one participant of a extra sustainable aviation”acknowledged Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM.
The Air France Airbus A220-300 passenger rely is similar to its different single-aisle plane. The 148 seats, in a 3-2 seat configuration presents 80% of consumers a window or aisle seat. As anticipated It continues to supply two journey cabins, Enterprise and Financial system, and being a contemporary plane, entry to Air France Join, the airline’s inflight Wi-Fi service which may be loved on passengers personal gadgets.
Distinctive to the A220, the seat is the widest available on the market. It reclines to 118 levels and has an adjustable headrest, leather-based upholstery and an ergonomic seat cushion for enhanced consolation. A large strong tray desk, cup holder, a pouch for storing magazines and books, particular person USB A and C ports and pill or smartphone holder built-in into the backrest full the package deal.
The cabin, essentially the most spacious and brightest in its class, is adorned within the Air France signature colors – shades of blue, a robust presence of white offering mild and distinction, and a touch of purple symbolize the airline’s excellence and know-how. The carpet is perhaps the scene stealer right here, and subtly displays Air France’s want to shun away utilitarian reliance on color, however extra the textures, patterns and feelings that French tradition represents. The standard decorative herringbone sample symbolises the emblematic Haussmann-inspired world of Parisian residences.
Giant panoramic home windows present pure mild during the journey. From boarding to touchdown, specially-adapted cabin temper lighting settings create vivid, dynamic lighting for the welcome and disembarkation phases and softer lighting for a extra relaxed, serene environment throughout the flight. The spacious baggage racks are simple to entry. The central aisle is especially huge, permitting clients to maneuver about comfortable.
It is a gorgeous addition to Air France’s fleet. It’s fashionable, vivid and chic, and seemingly elevates Air France’s medium and short-haul community to the core model pillar of ‘easy type’ that involves thoughts when travelling with the French legacy service.