Air France Studies Stretched Airbus ‘A220-500’ For Future Medium Haul Fleet
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November 6, 2019 - byTom Boon for simplyflying.com
The Air France-KLM group is today holding its 2019 investors day.
Here the group announced that Air France could order the Airbus "A220-500" in the future. This would be used to develop its medium-haul fleet.
In July, Air France announced a huge order for the Airbus A220.
The airline committed to a firm order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. However, the order didn't stop there. In addition, the airline placed options for a further 30 aircraft, as well as acquisition rights for 30 more. However,
Air France could take more than just the A220-300, as the airline today confirmed to Simple Flying that it would examine any stretched Airbus A220 models offered.
Air France has listed its future Airbus A220 options on its presentation slide too.
However, this is where it gets interesting. The orders and options for the A220 have been listed as "A220-300 -500(?)".
This suggests that the airline's future options for the aircraft could convert to a stretched -500 version of the aircraft...
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