As of December 2010, the Air France’s fleet operated 41 Airbus A 319 aircrafts, with no additional ones expected to arrive in the near future. These planes are used for European short and medium haul flights as well as the “Navette” service from Paris-Orly. This plane belongs to the A320 family, its fuselage being a third shorter than the A321. It can hold between 79-142 passengers.
There are seven different layouts for the Airbus 319 in Air France:
“La Navette”, holding 142 passengers in “tempo” class,
“Métropole” with 138 “tempo” class seats,
“Métropole/Europe” seating 142 passengers in “tempo” class.
“Europe” with three different layouts of 133, 136 and 138 passengers. The 138 passenger layout is “tempo” class only and the other two have a flexible “l’Espace Affaires” section apdapting to no. of passengers. Finally there is the “Dedicate” layout with 28 proper Business class seats and 51 “tempo” class, totaling 79 seats.
THE SEAT MAP SHOWN HERE IS THE ONE CORRESPONDING TO “METROPOLE/EUROPE” (“LA NAVETTE”).
“Metropole Europe” and “La Navette” are both Economy airplanes and have similar seat arrangements. However, “La Navette” is used for departures from Paris/Orly to Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux and meals are quite limited (Please, refer to Air France Website to find out more about this service). “Metropole” offers Tempo Economy class service.
With a length of 33.84 m (111 ft) and a wingspan of about 34 m (111.5 ft), the Airbus A319-100 is capable of a cruising speed of 828 km/h/511 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft. Its maximum range depends on configuration, ranging from 6,700 km/4,100 mi for the standard version to 12,000 km/7,500 mi, for the A319CJ. Its service ceiling 12,000 m/39,000 ft, and maximum speed 871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft.
In Business (Affaires) class each seat has an individual 10.4 inch screen with video games and a choice of 6 recently released films and 10 music channels, a PC power outlet and an in-built individual telephone.