Along side British Airways and Lufthansa, Air France is the third giant of European legacy airlines. Operating flights to every corner of the world, except Australia and New Zealand, the fleet is quite varied and interesting to analyse. So that’s exactly what we’ll do in this post, we’ll take a closer look at the Air France Fleet in early 2023.
The Air France Fleet in Early 2023
Air France operates both an extremely extensive European network, reaching virtually all countries on the continent, and an also significant long range network.
The historic and decommissioned fleet featured some of the most iconic planes in aviation history, such as the Concorde, Airbus A380 and Boeing 747. However nowadays the entire Air France fleet features only twin engine jets, both in the long and short range fleets.
As I’ve done for many other airlines, I’ll analyse the fleet dividing splitting the long and short range planes.
The Short And Medium Range Fleet
AF operates an all Airbus short and medium range fleet on its European flights. Clearly the planes in this division of the fleet are all narrow body planes. At the moment the french flag carrier operates:
- 9 Airbus A318
- 17 Airbus A319
- 39 Airbus A320
- 17 Airbus A321
- 16 Airbus A220
Interesting fact, Air France also flies the tiny Airbus A318, the smallest of the A320 family. This aircraft type is quite rare as it hasn’t grown to become a favourite for many airlines.
Long Range Fleet
The AF long range fleet is among the most modern and youngest out there. The airline has phased out its A380s, replacing them with extremely fuel efficient Airbus A350s. These new planes will become the backbone of the Air France fleet in the coming months and years as the airline receives its orders for the type.
The long range fleet operates planes from both Boeing and Airbus, differently from the short range European fleet. At the moment the carrier operates:
- 14 Airbus A330-200
- 10 Boeing 787-9
- 18 Boeing 777-200
- 43 Boeing 777-300
- 20 Airbus A350-900