6 Oct 2000
BANGKOK – As part of its fleet rationalisation and modernisation programme, Air France has confirmed its choice of the longer-range Boeing 777-300.
The agreement covers a firm order for 10 aircraft, with options on a further
10. The first of these aircraft is scheduled for delivery in October 2003.
The new aircraft uses the same technology as the Boeing 777-200ER, 11
of which are already operated by Air France. The differences between the two
models are in passenger and cargo capacity.
The longer-range Boeing 777-300 will be able to seat 348 passengers in optimum
conditions of comfort, and carry 20.8 tons of cargo (270 passengers and 12.7
tons of cargo for the Boeing 777-200ER).