First European A380 operating airline
Air France was the first European airline to operate an A380. Their first route was Paris to New York, followed by further planes to Johannesburg and Tokyo.
On board the A380
Air France owns A380s in a three- or four-service-class configuration with 538 respectively 516 seats. The nine First Class seats and the main part of the Economy Class are located on the main deck. In the four-service-class configuration there are 38 seats of the Premium Economy Class situated in between Business and Economy Class. Find more information on features of the several cabin classes.
Air France currently operates the A380 on flights between Paris and Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington. As not all flights between the cities mentioned are operated with an A380, please check here for flight numbers and times.
The A380 fleet
Air France has ordered a dozen aircrafts type 380-861, eight of which are already in service. Here you’ll find an overview on serial numbers, registrations and delivery dates of the several aircrafts.
Air France’s A380 is equipped with six bars: one in First Class (photo), two in Business Class and three in Economy Class.
From summer 2011 on all A380 will be equipped step-by-step with the Premium-Economy-Class (Premium Voyageur). Therefore Economy Class seats will be reduced from 449 to 389.
Starting June 12th through to August 30th 2010 Air France uses the A380 for a shuttle between Paris and London on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. Departures at Paris Charles de Gaulle is at 10:50 a.m., departure at London Heathrow is 12:50 p.m.. These flights are used for crew training. Ticket prices start at approximately 100 Euro for the roundtrip.