AIR FRANCE TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS 60TH PASSENGER BOEING 777 FOR ITS ROUTES TO THE FRENCH OVERSEAS DEPARTMENTS
By algevis - Wed Apr 04, 7:29 pm
Air France today took delivery of its 60th passenger Boeing 777, to be used on its Caribbean-Indian Ocean network. The aircraft, registration F-GZNL, left Seattle and landed this morning at 09:00am at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
With this new 468-seater aircraft, Air France is continuing to invest in its reference products combining quality and comfort for its routes to the French Overseas Departments.
This new Boeing 777-300ER is equipped with 14 “full sleep” Business class seats, which are longer and wider. The architecture, completely redesigned to provide more comfort, makes it one of the most spacious and most comfortable seat beds on the market. The new Business class seats will equip all the Boeing 777 operating routes to Fort de France, Pointe à Pitre and Saint-Denis de la Réunion as from July 2012.
The Alizé cabin, with 32 seats, offers all the comforts of a private space, thanks to its new fixed-shell seat offering 40% more space than in the Voyageur (economy) cabin. Already available on the Airbus A340 to Cayenne, these new seats will now equip the Boeing 777-300ER between Paris and Fort de France, Pointe à Pitre and Reunion Island.
This Boeing 777-300ER also has 422 seats in the Voyageur (Economy) cabin, offering a high level of comfort.
This aircraft is extremely efficient in terms of fuel consumption, thus limiting the environmental impact of each flight. Committed to sustainable development, Air France operates a young fleet, generating less CO2 and which is more environmentally friendly.
In April and May 2012, Air France will be receiving two more Boeing 777-300ER.
“On its flights to and from the French Overseas Departments, Air France aims to offer the best in terms of frequencies, innovation, comfort and services. This process of continuous improvement will be enhanced in a few days’ time by these new 777 aircraft” declared Alain Malka, EVP Caribbean-Indian Ocean at Air France.
Air France in the French Overseas Departments
With 1.6 million passengers in 2011, Air France operates close to 80 long-haul and regional flights every week in the French Overseas Departments.