On the 26th of April, 2016 Boeing and Air France marked a milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 70th and last 777.
The French carrier has played a big role in the success of the 777 program as it was the launch customer for both the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009. The carrier took delivery of its first 777-200ER in March 1998.
Since the late 1950s when Air France took delivery of its first 707, the airline has operated nearly every commercial plane Boeing has produced. Now the 777 is the workhorse of the flag carrier’s long haul fleet, with the airline serving more than 180 destinations in 80 countries.
Air France is part of the Air France-KLM Group, the second biggest 777 operator in the world. The Group has orders for 25 787 Dreamliners together with lease agreements for an additional 12.