Air France’s 9th Airbus A380 lands at Paris-Charles de Gaulle!


WEBWIRE – Monday, September 16, 2013

• A seat capacity of 516 passengers and optimum comfort in all cabin classes
• Frédéric Gagey, accompanied by staff from the Air France hub, took delivery of the aircraft in Hamburg

Today, Air France took delivery of its ninth Airbus A380, with 516 seats divided between 4 cabin classes. This aircraft, delivered at the Airbus factory at Hamburg-Finkenwerder, is the latest addition to Air France’s long-haul fleet. A tenth aircraft will be delivered in 2014.

On this occasion, Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France, declared: “The arrival of this new aircraft illustrates our commitment to invest in a modern long-haul fleet, offering latest-generation products and services for the benefit of our customers. I wanted Air France staff working at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub to be able to take part in this event to emphasize that, in addition to our strategic investment, the involvement of all our staff is paramount to the success of Transform 2015.”

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The Air France Airbus A380
6 destinations in September 2013

• North America: New York-JFK (a daily flight), Washington-DC (a daily flight) and Los Angeles (a daily flight),
• Africa: Johannesburg (a daily flight),
• Asia: Tokyo-Narita (a daily flight) and Shanghai-Pudong (three weekly flights).

On 2 September, Air France became the first European airline to serve Shanghai with its superjumbo.

516 seat divided between four cabins

• All the Air France A380s are equipped with 516 seats divided into four cabin classes
• La Première (9 seats), Business (80 seats), Premium Economy (38 seats) and Economy (389 seats).

In-flight comfort for all passengers

• A particularly quiet cabin (5 decibels less noise compared with industry standards)
• An exceptionally large cabin interior
• 6 bars providing a friendly atmosphere during the flight
• 220 windows: lots of natural light in the cabin
• A gallery dedicated to art and culture

The latest technology at the service of entertainment and comfort

• The in-flight entertainment programmes are available as soon as passengers board and up to arrival at destination.
• Live external images thanks to three video cameras at the front, underneath and at the back of the aircraft, with images shown live throughout the flight.
• Moodlighting: changing lighting moods depending on the stage of the flight, so that passengers can cross times zones with less fatigue.



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