Air France has confirmed that the first of 60 A220-300 aircraft will be delivered this autumn.

In a press release announcing the delivery of the carrier’s 11th A350 aircraft (named ‘Cannes’), the airline said that “The renewal of the short and medium-haul fleet will begin in September, with the delivery of the first of the 60 Airbus A220s ordered by Air France”.

Airbus first unveiled the A220 Family in 2018, having rebranded the Bombardier C Series following Airbus taking a majority stake in the aircraft programme.

Air France’s A220s will be configured with 149 seats in a 3-2 layout, and the aircraft will offer inflight wifi connectivity. The carrier has highlighted customer benefits including larger overhead bins, windows and alleys – more information (in French) can be seen on this PDF produced by Air France.

The A220s will gradually replace the airline’s A318 and A319 aircraft.

Air France’s long-haul fleet is also undergoing a renewal programme, with the carrier’s A380 superjumbos having been retired last year, and a total of 38 A350-900s gradually being delivered to replace older B777 aircraft.