It is almost three years to the day, after its first A350-900 flight to Reunion Island, that French bee operates the first commercial flight of its fourth A350-900, still to Reunion Island. The plane took off this Friday, August 21 at 7:55 p.m. from Orly 4 with 367 passengers on board, to arrive the next day in Saint-Denis de La Réunion at 8:50 a.m. local time.
“The entry into service of this new device illustrates French bee’s strong desire to develop and the reliability of its innovative model (“ à la carte ”services, of quality and accessible to all), in particular for the market between a hexagon and the island of Reunion ”, welcomes the low-cost long-haul in a press release. French bee has been serving Reunion Island since August 20, 2017, with its first A350-900, registered F-HREU, in tribute to the island. The F-HREN, a latest-generation Airbus aircraft, now integrates the French bee fleet, which now consists of four A350-900.
Marc Rochet, President of French bee, said: “Today we are very happy to welcome this new A350-900, Airbus flagship. French bee thus demonstrates its ambition and its desire for innovation in order to offer its customers the most modern aircraft on the market. This acquisition, in these times of health and therefore economic crisis, is made possible by the financial strength of the French bee and the strength of the Dubreuil Group. It is also the most efficient aircraft in terms of fuel consumption. We are also proud to inaugurate it in Reunion Island, a destination with which French bee has forged essential links with its customers. »