French flag carrier, Air France has taken delivery of its 70th 777 from Boeing, marking a new milestone for the airline.
The airline was the launch customer for both the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009. The first 777-200ER was delivered by Boeing to Air France in March 1998.
"The 777 range has been one of the pillars of Air France's fleet growth," said Frédéric Gagey, CEO of Air France. "The Boeing 777 has gained a reputation for its reliability, economic performance and comfort, offering our passengers the highest standards."
The 777 is the workhorse of the Paris-based carrier's long-haul fleet and Air France has operated nearly every commercial airplane Boeing has produced, since the late 1950s when it took delivery of its first 707.
"Air France has successfully utilized 777 variants across both its passenger and cargo operations for two decades to remain at the forefront of commercial aviation in terms of performance, economics and passenger comfort," said John Wojick, senior vice president Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Air France is part of the Air France-KLM Group, which is the second largest 777 operator in the world.