Air France: A350 funding and 70th anniversary in Mexico (video)

Airline Air France signed a new contract sale-reverse lease for one of him Airbus A350-900and celebrate 70th anniversary of the service Mexico.

On April 22, 2022, the French national company announced that it had signed a resale agreement (sale and lease) з Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) forA350-900 registered F-HTYP. This sixteenth Air France A350, MSN548 called Lille, arrived a week earlier at its base at Paris-CDG airport. ” We are pleased to provide Air France with further solutions to finance the fleet with the delivery of this state-of-the-art A350-900 aircraft. said Chris Daly, president and chief commercial officer of JSA, in a statement. Christophe Million-Rousseau, EMEA’s senior vice president of marketing and capital markets, added: ” We look forward to supporting Air France’s fleet renewal plans “.

The latest rotations of the aircraft, designed like its predecessors to accommodate 34 passengers in business class, 24 in premium class and 266 in economy class (324 seats), took it to Toronto, Sao Paulo, Bangalore and Lima for last days. Air France received 16 of the 38 A350-900 aircraft ordered to date. The new flagship of its long-haul fleet, compared to previous generations, “consumes 25% less fuel (ie 2.5 liters per passenger / 100 km) through the use of materials up to 67% lighter, 53% composites and 14%.” titanium. In addition, its noise footprint is reduced by 40%.

Alliance company SkyTeam also celebrates 70th anniversary about his connection between Paris and Mexico. When landing at Mexico City Central Airport on April 27, 1952 Lockheed Constellation F-BZAT has paved the way for the long history of Air France in the country. The company reminds that “nothing made anyone believe” that it will prosper in Mexico: in North America, the airline first decided to fly to the United States, and in the south it served countries located on the “legendary” road. Paris – Santiago de Chile.

It was not until 1946 that regular flights flew over the ocean: thanks to commissioning Douglas DC-4, Air France launched two strategic axes: Paris – Santiago de Chile (via Rio, Montevideo or Buenos Aires), then Paris – New York. Since then, the airline has decided to expand significantly on long-distance routes across the Atlantic. The Mexico City service was launched in 1952 as a continuation of the “flagship” route to New York. And the third “ocean” route connected Paris with Caracas and Bogota in 1953 via the French West Indies. Air France has united its American network around these three routes.

Mexico City quickly became a key destination in the American network Air France. Traffic increased, and frequencies increased, with one and then two weekly rotations in 1952 and reached seven in 1954. New services also appeared with other Mexican cities: Guadalajara in 1969 and Puerto Vallarta in 1971. Ties between the French company and Mexico were strengthened in 1992 with the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement with the national company. Aeromexico.

This summer, Air France will merge with Paris-CDG Mexico – Benito Juarez (Today, two rotations are planned in the Boeing 777-300ER and 787-9 Dreamliner, as well as one from its partner) and Cancun (5 weekly rotations at the moment).

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