An inauguration at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

Accueil du Boeing B787 Air France à Paris-CDGAfter a ferry flight from Boeing's US headquarters in Everett, Washigton, the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the colors of the French airline set its wheels on the tarmac at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport Friday 2 December at 9am.

As is the tradition, airport firefighters welcomed the plane just in front of Air France headquarters with their famous "water salute" seen by many guests and airline employees..

First commercial flights in January 2017

From 9 January 2017, the Boeing 787-9 Air France will make its first commercial flight on the Paris - Cairo line, followed in April 2017 by a Paris - Montreal link operated on the second aircraft of the airline being soon delivered.

This aircraft will save up to 20% of fuel. Equipped with Premium seats, the cabin will welcome passengers with new entertainment screens, and will allow them to enjoy a Wi-Fi connection

More information on Air France website

Photo: © Elea Perrin / Air France