Air France welcomes its 60th Boeing 777
Thursday 28, April 2011
This week Air France will operate its 60th Boeing 777. First introduced into the fleet in 1998, the Boeing 777 currently makes up over half of the Air France long-haul fleet which also comprises 13 Boeing 747s, 15 Airbus A330s, 16 Airbus A340s and 4 Airbus A380s.
Air France’s Boeing 777s have a non-stop operating range of 14,000 kilometres, which largely covers the airline’s longest route, Paris-Santiago de Chile (flight time of 15 hours). The average lifespan of the Boeing 777 (4.3 years for the -300ERs and 10.7 years for the -200ERs, 2.1 years for the -Freighters) allows Air France, with its Airbus fleet, to operate one of the youngest and most modern fleets in Europe.
During summer 2011, Air France will operate five different versions of the Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, with the following configurations:
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