21-Sep-2016 5:08 PM

Air France announces large scale fleet retrofit and refurbishment programme

Air France announced (20-Sep-2016) 36 Boeing 777 aircraft utilised on long haul routes will be equipped with new cabins. By Aug-2017, 44 777 aircraft will be retrofitted by the carrier. As of winter 2017, Air France will begin the move upmarket on its A330 aircraft for expected delivery in winter 2018. At the same time, the company is studying the refurbishment of its A380 with possible deployment starting in 2019. Additionally, the "move upmarket of the cabins" is also continuing on 24 Airbus A320 on medium haul routes, with the aircraft to complete modifications by end Oct-2016. The carrier's 11 Airbus A321 will also begin modifications in Nov-2016. [more - original PR]

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