16-Sep-2013 8:08 AM

Air France receives ninth A380

Air France stated (13-Sep-2013) it took delivery, on 13-Sep-2013), of its ninth Airbus A380, configured with 516 seats in four cabin classes as follows -  La Première (nine seats), business (80 seats), premium economy (38 seats) and economy (389 seats). 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. A380 aircraft will support six destinations from Sep-2013: New York JFK (daily), Washington DC (daily), Los Angeles (daily), Johannesburg (daily), Tokyo Narita (daily) and Shanghai Pudong (three times weekly). On 02-Sep-2013, Air France became the first European airline to serve Shanghai with its A380 aircraft. [more - original PR]