The Group announced that the Air France-KLM Board of Directors has approved: a firm order for 4 Airbus A350F full freighter aircraft, to be operated by Martinair on behalf of KLM Cargo.
These Airbus A350Fs will replace the fleet of 4 Boeing 747Fs currently operated by KLM Cargo and Martinair. They will be based at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
In December 2021, Air France-KLM had placed an order for 4 Airbus A350F full freighter aircraft for Air France. Deliveries to Martinair and Air France are expected as of the second half of 2026, meaning both airlines will be among the launch operators of the A350F full freighter.
This aircraft is suitable for carrying a range of cargos, including fresh produce, express shipments, pharmaceuticals, horses and oversized cargo. The maximum payload of the chosen configuration is 108 tonnes.
Benefiting from the latest technological innovations and powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, the Airbus A350F delivers significantly improved environmental performance with an over 40% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the Boeing 747F. Its noise footprint is also 50% lower.
3 additional A350-900 for Air France
A firm order for 3 additional Airbus A350-900 passenger aircraft for Air France, bringing the total number of A350-900 expected by Air France to 41. These Airbus A350s will replace previous-generation aircraft and be based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. They will feature a three-class configuration (Business, Premium Economy, Economy).
Deliveries are expected in 2024.