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Air France Rolls Out New Business Class On Its Airbus A350s

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Air France's 1st Airbus A350

On September 27, 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse (France).

Meeting Air France’s First Airbus A350

This will only be one of the 28 Airbus A350 Air France will take delivery by 2025. Each of their new A350s will be equipped with 324 seats in a 3 class layout, with 34 in the Business cabin, 24 in Premium Economy and 266 in Economy.

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Air France’s first Airbus A350

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This first Airbus A350 is therefore being named “Toulouse” by Anne-Marie Couderc, Chair of Air France-KLM and Air France and the aircraft’s sponsor. The capital of aviation par excellence, Toulouse is also the birthplace of this new aircraft that is joining the company’s fleet. Moreover, Air France has been serving Toulouse since the company’s creation in 1933. Air France is thus promoting France, its culture and history throughout the world.


Air France's 1st Airbus A350
Air France’s 1st Airbus A350

New Airbus A350 destinations:

The Air France Airbus A350 will gradually start operating to 6 destinations* on 4 continents as from October 7 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to

  • Abidjan (Ivory Coast): from October 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019, and as from February 10, 2020 for the 2020 summer season;
  • Bamako (Mali): from October 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019, and as from February 10, 2020 for the 2020 summer season;
  • Toronto (Canada): as from October 27, 2019;
  • Cairo (Egypt): as from December 9, 2019;
  • Seoul (South Korea): as from December 9, 2019;
  • Bangkok (Thailand): 2020 summer season.

(*)Flight schedule on September 16, 2019.


New Business Class Cabin:

The newest business cabin of Air France uses the Zodiac Optima seating by Safran which can turns into a 2 metre-long lie-flat bed. The new business product also came with new 18.5-inch HD touchscreens. All seats have direct aisle access in their 1-2-1 configuration while the 32 seats business class cabin will be even more spacious and quiet.

Air France Airbus A350 Business Class Cabin
Air France Airbus A350 Business Class Cabin
Air France New Business IFE System
Air France New Business IFE System
Air France New Business Interior Design
Air France New Business Interior Design

Air France also introduced improvements and exciting new features about their Premium Economy and Economy class products, the brand new “Recliner” seat in Premium Economy is 48cm wide and reclines up to 124° together with 96cm seat pitch and a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen.

Brand New Premium Economy Cabin Onboard Air France's Airbus A350s
Brand New Premium Economy Cabin Onboard Air France’s Airbus A350s
Economy Cabin With 3-3-3 Layout
Economy Cabin With 3-3-3 Layout

The arrival of a new aircraft is always a unique and highly emotional occasion in the life of an airline. Along with all Air France staff, we are extremely proud to welcome the Airbus A350, one of the world’s most efficient long-haul aircraft in terms of environmental, economic and operational performance. As from October 7, our customers will be able to discover optimal comfort and service on board these new cabins.

The arrival of this first A350 marks a new phase in Air France’s fleet modernization strategy. Within 5 years, more than half of the company’s fleet will be made up of new-generation aircraft!”

Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France
Air France New A350 Winglet
Air France New A350 Winglet

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. FLYINGHORSE

    October 1, 2019 at 5:57 am

    WOW

    The Video shot was amazing! I could fly with it in my head. A350 What a beautiful bird.

  2. LE TRIBATON AF

    April 16, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    BEAUTY!

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Japan Airlines Reinstates Service To Guangzhou, China From October 2, 2020

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Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday revised its flight frequency plans for the month of October 2020. Starting October 2, JAL will reinstate service between Tokyo Narita and Guangzhou with a weekly frequency. 


According to Kyodo News, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines announced on the 24th that they will resume some Chinese routes in the near future.

Currently, the two companies each have only one route to mainland China. Due to the adjustment of flight restrictions by the Chinese authorities, other routes will also be partially restored. This will be the first time scheduled flights to China have been resumed among the routes grounded after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to the current “Narita-Shanghai” route, ANA will resume the “Narita-Qingdao” and “Narita-Guangzhou” routes from September 30.

Flights to Shanghai are round-trip once a week, and ANA is discussing increasing the number of flights in the future.

JAL currently flying the “Narita-Dalian” route will also add the “Narita-Guangzhou” route from October 2.


Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200

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Note – The schedule is valid for the month of September 2020 only.
Flight schedules for October will be announced at a later date.

Reservations and sales for flights to Guangzhou will be available from September 24. (12:00 Japan Time) In addition, the carrier announced the decision to offer three flights per week between Tokyo Narita=Dalian throughout the month of October.

The JAL Group has continued to implement key measures against COVID-19 to provide our customers with a safe and secure travel experience and look forward to welcoming back customers as international flights gradually return to service.


Note – The schedule is valid through October 23 only.
Future schedules will be announced at a later date.

Flights are subject to government approvals.

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