I don’t know what it is, but I haven’t yet met an Airbus A220 I haven’t loved. Air France have just taken delivery of their first example of the Canadian aircraft (formerly known as the Bombardier C Series) and it is a feast for the eyes.

The French airline ordered 60 of the efficient jets, and will use them to replace their entire fleet of Airbus A318s and A319s, as well as some A320s. As the press release touts, noise is 34% lower, CO2 emissions are 20% less and it provides a cost reduction of 10%.

A Sexy Air France Interior

I’m quite partial to anything blue, so naturally when I laid eyes on the Air France interior it was love at first sight. Blue and white, with silver accents and flashes of red – it looks glorious!

What is it with the interior of this plane? When I flew on the A220 with SWISS, I was also gagged by the interior design. The French airline has some nice touches, such as a place for your tablet as well as your coffee, which is separate to the tray table. I like it!

The first aircraft has been named Le Bourget, and the livery features the traditional hippocampe ailé or winged seahorse. Flights will commence from 31 October from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan-Linate and Venice.

Seats are touted in the press release as the widest on the market at 48cm (18.9 inches for the Americans), which is nice. There is also on board WiFi installed, so you can remain connected if you need to.

Overall Thoughts

It’s a happy day when the Stork delivers a new baby, and Air France should be justifiably proud of their new acquisition. The three by two configuration means 80% of the seats are window and aisle, which always pleases passengers.

That’s quite a good thing, as the A220 has some of the largest windows on a plane anywhere. It makes for a fabulous flying experience and I can’t wait to get on one again.

Have you been on an Airbus A220 (the artist formerly known as a Bombardier C Series) before? What did you think? Are you excited to try the Air France one? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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