In a nod to the history of the French aviation industry, the 350th Airbus A350 will fly in the Air France colours.
The aircraft today left the aircraft manufacturer’s assembly line in Toulouse and will shortly begin flying to Bamako and Abidjan.
In returning to its tradition of naming its aircraft, Air France has called it Nice, in tribute to the iconic city on the French Riviera and gateway to the Mediterranean.
Nice joins the A350s already delivered to the company – Toulouse, Lyon and St. Denis de la Réunion. By 2025, Air France will take delivery of 38 Airbus A350s, the new jewel in its long-haul fleet.
6 destinations to discover by Airbus A350
For the 2020 summer season, Air France will serve 6 long-haul destinations by Airbus A350 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Bamako (Mali), Bangkok (Thailand), Atlanta, Boston, Washington (USA).
- Bamako – Abidjan: 1 daily flight
- Bangkok: 3 weekly flights (outbound flight on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; return on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
- Atlanta: 1 daily flight
- Boston: 1 daily flight until 4 May and subsequently 2 daily flights
- Washington: 1 daily flight as from 5 June 2020