The third Air France A380 has arrived

Thursday 15, April 2010


The third Air France A380 has arrived


On Wednesday 14 April, Air France took possession of its third Airbus 380, which will soon enable the airline to operate its daily Paris - Johannesburg service exclusively by A380.



The third of the twelve A380s ordered by Air France arrived at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport yesterday at 21:30 from Hamburg-Finkenwerder. Registration F-HPJC, it is now an integral part of the Air France fleet and will soon be operating its first flight to Johannesburg.

Thanks to this new aircraft, flights to this destination which are currently operated partly by Boeing 777 and partly by Airbus 380 will all be operated by A380 as from the end of April 2010.


Air France is due to take delivery of its fourth A380 in August 2010. Its arrival will enable Air France to offer Paris-Tokyo flights by A380 before the end of the summer season.


Air France is the first European airline to offer flights by A380, the first airline in the world to offer transatlantic flights by A380 between Europe and the United States and the first airline to operate flights by A380 to Africa.




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