Air France to introduce 787 in January 2017

Air France has reported it plans to put its first Boeing 787 into service at the beginning of 2017, the company said.

The carrier says the aircraft will be deployed on the Paris-Cairo route starting on January 9 and will be equipped with 30 business, 21 premium economy and 225 economy seats. The carrier has six 787s on order, five of which will be leased from AerCap.

Air France is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group.