The French company French bee flew the longest non-stop domestic commercial flight between Tahiti Faa’a and Paris-Orly, with one of its Airbus A350-900s.
The Airbus A350-900 registered F-HREY, took off from Tahiti-Faa’a de Papeete international airport at 10.51 LT on May 14 and landed at Paris-Orly at 15.40 LT on May 15, 2020. Time to The flight was 4:49 p.m., to cover a distance of more than 16,129 km.
On the outward journey, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the aircraft had carried out a cargo-only flight from Orly and bound for Tahiti-Faa’a with a stopover in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). Aboard her bunkers, 20 tonnes of medication destined for French Polynesia. This flight, managed by Hiline Cargo, a specialized subsidiary of the Dubreuil Aéro Group, was loaded by SIFA Logistics. remember that low-cost French bee and Air Caraïbes are the two companies belonging to the Dubreuil group.
« The flight was carried out under standard performance conditions of the Airbus A350, with an average altitude of 12,500 meters, at a speed of 940 km / h. The qualities of the A350 in terms of fuel consumption, 25% less than a traditional long-haul aircraft, made it possible to cross these 16,129 kilometers, ”explains Ludovic André, director of air operations and chief pilot of French bee.