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Air France to launch A380 operations today

20-Nov-2009 12:26 PM

Air France announced plans to launch A380 operations on Paris Charles de Gaulle-New York JFK service on 20-Nov-2009, with 538 passenger aboard, with the carrier to commence regular daily services on the route from 23-Nov-2009 (AFP, 20-Nov-2009). Air France will be the first European carrier to operate the A380, although the aircraft is already in use by Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qantas. Air France will also operate A380 equipment on Paris-Johannesburg sector from 03-Feb-2010, becoming the first airline to operate the A380 to Africa.[more]