Well, Air France still won’t send an Airbus A380 to Toronto so the biggest we’re going to see from this airline, at the moment, is the Boeing 777-300ER. F-GZNJ was spotted on June 8, 2017 at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga, Ontario.
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F-GZNJ Air France Boeing 777-300ER Image Gallery
One of 43 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the Air France fleet, F-GZNJ made its first flight on April 6, 2011. The aircraft was delivered to Air France on April 15, 2011. F-GZNJ is configured for a maximum total of 381 passengers with 42 seats in business class, 24 more in premium economy and 315 seats in economy class.
Air France was the first airline to fly the Boeing 777-300ER, first delivered in 2004. The original version of the 777 was introduced in 1995 with United Airlines. The ER stands for extended range and the 300ER can fly 2,500 more kilometres than the base 300 with a total flight range of 13,650 KM.
The Boeing 777-300ER is 242 feet or 74 metres in length, ten feet longer than the Boeing 747-400, with a wingspan of 213 feet or 65 metres. At the tail, the aircraft stands 19 metres or 61 feet in height, just slightly less than the 747-400. With the 747-400 models being phased out by many airlines worldwide, the 777-300ER is becoming the largest aircraft in a number of fleets.
Founded in 1933, Air France is headquartered at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Tremblay-en-France. The airline merged with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 2003 and has a fleet of 233 aircraft flying to 204 destinations worldwide. No longer with Boeing 747-400 aircraft in the fleet, the flagship is the Airbus A380-800, in which they have ten.
Air France was a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance in 2000. The airline alliance now has 20 full members and is headquartered at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands. The other founding members include Aeromexico, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.