AirFrance Receives First Airbus A350-900

This week, AirFrance took delivery of their first Airbus A350-900. Over the next five or so years, they will receive a total of 28. The plane is outfitted with a brand new business class, premium economy and economy cabins.

The A350 is a fantastic plane, with great fuel economics and passenger comfort. The A350 offers some of the widest economy seating options, when outfitted in a standard layout. This isn't the first A350 to go to a French company. Rather, Air Caraibes and French Bee, took deliveries of them years ago. Their planes, however, have a dense and unheard of 3-4-3 layout in the back.

Inside the plane, AirFrance has 324 seats. In Business Class, AirFrance is introducing a new product to their brand. The same as United's new Polaris, AirFrance has a denser layout, squeezing an additional two seats between doors 1 and 2.

AirFrance's A350s were originally intended to go to Joon, which may explain their third new offering in this class.

The seats look nice and match the new coloring of the A330 Business Class.

There are 34 seats in Business Class. Right behind it is Premium Economy.

AirFrance has selected a new product, spread out in a 2-4-2 layout. These seats are the same as Delta's new Premium Select and WestJet's new Premium Economy. There are 24 seats here.

Finally, in the back is Economy.

There are 266 Economy seats in a standard 3-3-3 layout, with a width of 18 inches.

This represents a new chapter in AirFrance's fleet, and will help them replace aging planes.


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