AIR FRANCE TO RETIRE A380, ORDERS UP TO 90 A220
"The acquisition of these brand new A220-300s aligns perfectly with Air France–KLM's overall fleet modernisation and harmonisation strategy," said Mr Smith.
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August 4, 2019 - by Geoffrey Thomas for airlineratings.com
Air France is to retire its 10 A380s by 2022 and has ordered up to 90 of the 150-seat regional A220-300 (formerly Bombardier CSeries CS300)
Chief Executive Benjamin Smith, tasked last year with streamlining the airline's operations, said the A220s would be cheaper to fly while also "significantly reducing CO2 and noise emissions".
The order is for 60 firm with 30 options. There are also 30 acquisition rights.
On the A380 Mr Smith said that the "A380 consumes 20 to 25 per cent more fuel per seat than new generation long-haul aircraft, and therefore emits more CO2."
Air France said that it is studying potential replacements for the A380s...
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