France’s national carrier Air France
launched its Airbus A380 on the Washington-Dulles route on June 6, 2011. The airline will operate two daily flights between Washington-Dulles and Paris in collaboration with Delta Air Lines.
Besides, the aircraft A380 has also been deployed on the San Francisco route for the summer period.
The A380 has been launched on the San Francisco-Paris route to mark its 25th anniversary on this route. With the launch, the customers will get the opportunity to discover Paris during the summer period from June 6 to September 4, 2011.
The airline will be operating 10 weekly flights between Paris and San Francisco in partnership with Delta Air Lines during summer this year.
The Airbus A380 deployed on Washington-Dulles and San Francisco-Paris routes will feature three to four classes of service, spacious cabins, a sophisticated lighting system synchronized with time zone changes, an art gallery, six bars and extensive on-demand entertainment programming.
Washington-Dulles to Paris
Departure: 4.40 pm – Arrival: 6.00 am local time (next day) – Frequency: Daily
Paris to Washington-Dulles
Departure: 10.40 am – Arrival: 1.00 pm local time – Frequency: Daily
San Francisco to Paris (June 6 to September 4, 2011)
Departure: 4.10 pm – Arrival: 11.35 am local time (next day)
Paris to San Francisco
Departure: 10.30 am – Arrival: 12.40 pm local time
The Airbus A380 deployed on Washington-Dulles route will be equipped with 516 seats, divided between four cabins – 9 seats in La Première/First Class, 80 in Affaires/Business Class, 38 in Premium Voyageur/Premium Economy Class and 389 seats in Voyageur/Economy Class.
However, on the San Francisco route the Airbus A380 will be equipped with 538 seats divided into three cabin classes – 9 seats in La Première/First Class, 80 in Affaires/Business Class and 449 seats in Voyageur/Economy Class.