Everyone's a winner with the A380

Thursday 17, June 2010


Everyone's a winner with the A380


South Africa, where the French football team is to play their second match today, is the first country in the African continent to welcome the A380.


Customers travelling between Paris and Johannesburg on the A380 now enjoy enhanced comfort. The roomier cabin offers increased comfort and space, and on board this superjumbo, the special lighting ambiences change depending on the various stages of the flight. Each of the three cabins feature special areas geared towards relaxation and conviviality and the in-flight entertainment system is brand new, equipped with larger video screens.


With the A380, Air France can rationalize its frequencies on busy routes such as Paris-Johannesburg by replacing two flights which leave at similar times by one single flight, while offering the same seat capacity at a  20%  reduction in operating costs. The main deck of the A380 boasts equivalent capacity  of a Boeing 777-200 and the upper deck that of an Airbus A340-300.


The A380 is also the most environmentally-friendly aircraft - with less than 75g of CO2 produced per passenger kilometre - and the quietest aircraft in its category.


Air France has ordered 12 A380s and has taken delivery of 3 at the present time. A fourth A380 will join the Airline's fleet during summer 2010 and will enable Air France to serve Tokyo as from 1 September 2010.



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