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Air France-KLM signs huge deal with Airbus for 60 planes

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 31, 2019
Air France-KLM Group has signed a memorandum of understanding for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet.
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The planes are intended to be operated by Air France and will replace the outgoing fleet of Airbus A318 and Airbus A319 planes, of which Air France has a total of 51.

“The acquisition of these brand new A220-300s aligns perfectly with Air France-KLM’s overall fleet modernisation and harmonisation strategy,” said Benjamin Smith, chief executive of the Air France-KLM Group.

“This aircraft demonstrates optimum operational and economic efficiency and enables us to further improve our environment footprint thanks to the A220’s low fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

“It is also perfectly adapted to our domestic and European network and will enable Air France to operate more efficiently on its short and medium-haul routes.”

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market.