French Bee: Aircraft Fleet
French Bee is a French low-cost airline that operates long-haul flights between France and several destinations in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and the United States. The airline has a fleet of 5 aircraft, all of which are Airbus A350-900s.
The Airbus A350-900 is a modern and fuel-efficient wide-body aircraft that can accommodate up to 411 passengers in a two-class configuration. French Bee's A350s are configured with 35 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 376 standard seats in Economy Class. The airline's A350s are equipped with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, onboard Wi-Fi, and mood lighting to enhance passenger comfort.
French Bee's decision to operate a single aircraft type is a strategic move that allows the airline to simplify its operations, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. By having a homogeneous fleet, French Bee can optimize crew training, maintenance, and spare parts inventory, which translates into better reliability and punctuality.
French Bee announced a deal with Airbus to acquire three additional A350-900s, which will be delivered in 2021 and 2022. The airline's expansion plans are focused on opening new routes to the United States, such as San Francisco and New York, as well as increasing frequencies to existing destinations.