Air France has taken delivery of its 70th Boeing
The French flag carrier has played a pivotal
role is the success of the 777 program and was the launch customer
for both the 777-300ER in 2004, and the 777 Freighter in 2009. Air
France took delivery of its first 777-200ER in March 1998.
"The 777 range has been one of the pillars of Air France's fleet
growth," said Frédéric Gagey, CEO of Air France. "The Boeing 777 has gained a reputation for its reliability, economic performance
and comfort, offering our passengers the highest standards."
Since the late 1950s when it took delivery of its first 707,
Air France has operated nearly every commercial airplane Boeing
has produced. Today, the 777 is a workhorse of the Paris-based
carrier's long-haul fleet, with the airline serving more than 179 destinations in 80 countries last year.
Air France is part of the Air France-KLM Group, which is the
second largest 777 operator in the world. The group also has
unfilled orders for 25 787 Dreamliners as well as lease agreements
for an additional 12 787s.
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