Air France-KLM has placed a
firm order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900s, which will take
the group's total order for the type to 38 aircraft.
The A350 XWBs
operated by Air France.
“Rationalising and modernising the
fleet is central to our effort to regain our leading position in
Europe,” said Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM Group. “It
will strengthen our performance from both an economic and
operational standpoint, and will help us deliver on our ambitious
sustainability agenda. Offering a 25% reduction in fuel
consumption compared to previous-generation aircraft, the Airbus
A350-900 is a jewel of European expertise and a passenger
favorite. We are excited to see it become a core asset of the Air
Air France-KLM currently
operates a fleet of 159 Airbus aircraft.
“Ben is leading an impressive transformation at
Air France-KLM and we feel honoured that our A350 XWB aircraft
have been selected as part of this endeavor,” said Guillaume Faury,
Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “We sincerely thank Air France-KLM
for the confidence placed in us.”