Starting 6 June 2011, the Air France A380 will operate a daily service between Paris and Washington DC.Air France currently connects Paris to the American capital twice daily.
Flight schedules CDG IAD
- AF028 : Paris-Charles de Gaulle 10 :40 - Washington 13 :00
- AF 039 : Washington dulles 16 :25 - Paris-Charles de Gaulle 05 :45 (+1)
Flight bookings and ticket sales will open on 30 November 2010.
The National capital of the United States will thus become the 2nd U.S. destination served by the airline’s super jumbo, after New York, launched one year ago.
In June 2010, Air France will thus operate the A380 to 5 destinations out of Paris-Charles de Gaulle : New York-JFK, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Montreal and Washington dulles airport.
“With Washington, three of the five destinations served by Air France’s A380 during summer 2011 will be in North America. This effectively illustrates the airline’s investment in the North trans-Atlantic network. The A380, highly appreciated by our customers, will strengthen our assets on one of the world’s most competitive markets”, said Patrick Roux, Senior Vice President Americas.
Air France’s A380 is currently equipped with 538 seats, divided between three classes: La Première (First class), with 9 seats on the main deck, Business class, comprising 80 seats on the upper deck, and Voyageur (Economy class), with 449 seats divided between the two decks. Starting next summer 2011, the A380s will be progressively equipped with Premium Voyageur, situated between the Business and Voyageur cabins, offering 9 seats in Première, 80 in Business, 38 in Premium economy and 389 in Voyageur.
The airbus A380 roomier cabin offers increased comfort and space. On board this super jumbo, Air France has innovated with special lighting ambiences that change depending on the various stages of the flight, special areas geared towards relaxation and conviviality and the brand new in-flight entertainment system, featuring larger video screens.