Airline info

  • Address: 5 Rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 91320 Wissous, France
  • Contact number: 0825 205 205 / 1 833 376 7258
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: BF/FBU

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2023): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2024): 3.1 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: No info available
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: No info available
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

Frenchbee is one of the latest entrants into the low-cost long-haul market. Offering a two-class setup across its Airbus A350-900 fleet, it offers 35 seats in Premium Economy in a 2-3-2 configuration and 376 seats in Economy with a 3-4-3 configuration (instead of the usual 3-3-3 on the A350). (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Olivier Cabaret)

  • Name: Frenchbee
  • Date founded: Founded 2016 – commenced operations September 10, 2016
  • IATA code/ICAO code: BF/FBU
  • CEO: Marc Rochet
  • Address: 5 Rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 91320 Wissous, France
  • Contact number: 0825 205 205 / 1 833 376 7258
  • Website:
  • Hub: Paris Orly
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: None
  • Fleet:

    4 aircraft

    • 4 Airbus A350-900 / 412 seats (36 seats in Premium Economy, 376 seats in Economy)
  • Type of carrier: Low-cost long-haul airline
  • Skytrax* rating: 3-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    One piece of checked baggage for Economy Fare and two pieces for Premium Economy. Maximum allowance 23kgs per bag with the airline not accepting overweight baggage. Fees dependent on the fare you purchase. First bag 35EUR (39USD) at time of booking and up to 48 hours before departure, 75EUR (83USD) at the airport. For second and third bag, 70EUR (78USD) at time of booking and up to 48 hours before departure, 100EUR (110USD) at the airport

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Fees are charged for seats in Economy with the price varying between the legroom and location of the aircraft. However, fee free selection may be made starting 48 hours prior to departure. No fees for seat selection if you are booked in Premium Economy

  • Priority check-in:

    Free for Premium Economy class ticket-holders but can be purchased by Economy class passengers too for 15EUR (17USD)

  • Fast track at security:

    On offer for both classes for 20EUR (22USD) at least 48 hours before departure or 25EUR (28USD) on the day of departure until the check-in deadline

  • Access to lounge:

    Offered as an extra by French bee for 30EUR (34USD)

  • Priority boarding:

    Free for Premium Economy class and for 15EUR (17USD) for Economy passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 36 inches (92cm) in Premium Economy, 32 inches (81cm) in Economy
  • Seat width:
    • 18 inches (45cm) in Premium Economy, 16-17 inches (41-43cm) in Economy
  • USB port and power socket:

    At all seats on the A350-900

  • Lie-flat seat:


  • Vanity kit:

    In Premium Economy

  • IFE screen width:
    • 10 inches (25.4cm) Premium Economy and Economy
  • Wi-fi:

    Hello Plan (10MB) can be purchased for 3EUR (4USD), Social Plan (50MB) FOR 8EUR (9USD) for 50MB, Geek Plan (100MB) for 15EUR (17USD), Addicted Plan (200MB) for 29EUR (32USD)

  • Inflight magazine:

    Offered in both classes. Premium Economy offers iPad with pre-installed magazines and newspapers. Le Blue Café & French bluetique

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complementary in Premium Economy; amenity kit comes with a voucher for a hot meal in Economy

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    Welcome in the passenger cabin up to a weight of 8kg for flights to/from Papeete, Tahiti. Rate of 70EUR per trip


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