Paris Orly-based French Bee has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350-1000 twinjets, the airframer announced on 17 December.
The Rolls-Royce XWB-powered A350-1000 is being leased through Air Lease and adds to four A350-900s already in the low-cost long-haul carrier’s fleet.
The twinjet features 480 seats in a two-class layout: 40 in ‘premium’ class and 440 economy seats.
The operator expects to receive its second A350-1000 this year, which will take its fleet to six aircraft.
Cirium schedules data shows French Bee is serving four destinations in December: French island La Reunion, Papeete in Tahiti, San Francisco and New York Newark.
Guadeloupe-based Air Caraibes – which, like French Bee, is owned by the French conglomerate Dubreuil – has also taken delivery of an A350-1000 via Air Lease, Airbus says. That is the carrier’s third example of the variant and takes its fleet to 15 aircraft in total.