Air France chooses Boeing cargo planes

25th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 24 (AFP) - Air France is about to place a USD 1.5 billion (EUR1.16 billion) order for seven Boeing 777 freight planes to replace part of its fleet, the French economic daily La Tribune reported Friday.

PARIS, March 24 (AFP) - Air France is about to place a USD 1.5 billion (EUR1.16 billion) order for seven Boeing 777 freight planes to replace part of its fleet, the French economic daily La Tribune reported Friday.

The planes will go into service in 2008 to replace part of the Boeing 747 cargo fleet, the paper said without providing sources for its report.

An Air France spokesman contacted by AFP would not confirm the report, but noted that "the director of Air France cargo, Marc Boudier, showed his interest for this plane in a recent meeting with the press."

Air France last month exercised an option to buy four Boeing long-haul 777-300 passenger planes, with a combined catalogue price of USD 872-982 million (EUR 673-758 million).

Air France-KLM is the world's biggest airline after a merger last year of the French and Dutch flag carriers.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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