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Air France-KLM chief Ben Smith summed up one of the French flag carrier’s problems to investors during a briefing on its modernisation strategy.

“We don’t have every type of airplane,” he said. “But we almost do.”

Included in the fleet are virtually every Airbus model, Boeing 777s and 787s, alongside ATR turboprops and Embraer E-Jets.

One of those it does not have nevertheless featured on Smith’s presentation slides, intriguingly labelled “A220-500”.

“If Airbus builds a series -500, a larger model, a -400, whatever it calls it,” he said, “we’d be very interested in that airplane.”

It might have been qualified, but the -500 inclusion underlined that a European flag carrier – which in July became a major cu

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