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Air France Will Send Its New Airbus A350 to Newark This Fall

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Air France has been steadily taking delivery of new Airbus A350 aircraft over the last several months, with more on the way.

And recently, we learned that each of these newly delivered aircraft will come equipped with the carrier’s latest cabin products as of this July.

Now, there’s some more good news in store for New York City-based flyers: Air France will be sending its all-new A350s to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) come October.

Newark Gets Air France’s Latest and Greatest

Starting on October 29, 2023, Air France will deploy its latest Airbus A350 aircraft on its route between its hub in Paris (CDG) and Newark (EWR), according to AeroRoutes. Currently, the once-daily service is operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Flights will operate according to the following schedule:

  • Depart Newark (EWR) 5 p.m. — Arrive Paris (CDG) 6:10 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Paris (CDG) 12:30 p.m. — Arrive Newark (EWR) 3 p.m.

Air France’s New Airbus A350s

Air France has a number of Airbus A350 aircraft that have yet to be delivered, and from next month, each one that joins the fleet will be equipped with all-new interiors that boast new business class, premium economy, and economy cabins.

Air France A350 Business Class Front Angle
Image Credit: Air France

These new A350s will come equipped with a total of 292 seats, which means Newark will see a modest bump in capacity once the A350 takes over the route. The Boeing 787-9s that currently operate the route have 276 seats.

Newark passengers will be happy to know that their airport is getting the most advanced aircraft in Air France’s fleet — highlights of the new interiors include business class suites with sliding doors, 4K inflight entertainment screens, wireless charging (in business class), Bluetooth capability, plenty of power ports, and more.

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Learn about all the best ways to book Air France business class in our comprehensive guide!

Air France’s new interiors have been rolled out onto some of its Boeing 777 aircraft as well as the newly delivered Airbus A350s. There’s no word yet whether the other long-haul aircraft in its fleet will receive the thorough cabin updates, though we imagine we’ll hear something on that front soon from the airline.

For now, if you see that your Air France flight to Paris is operated by an Airbus A350, check the seat map to determine whether you’ll be on the newest version. If the seat map shows 292 seats, you’ll know that you’re on the latest and greatest. The (soon-to-be) old version of the A350 has a total of 324 seats.

Final Thoughts

Come this fall, Air France flyers in the NYC area can look forward to experiencing the carrier’s latest A350 aircraft with all-new, state-of-the-art interiors.

Here’s hoping the airline will soon move to retrofit the rest of its long-haul fleet so even more passengers can experience this top-tier cabin.

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