• As from the 2014-2015 winter season, Air France will serve Abidjan by Airbus A380 with three weekly flights / Abidjan becomes the 1st destination in West Africa to be served by the A380.
During the 2014-2015 winter season (26 October 2014 – 28 March 2015), Air France will serve Abidjan by Airbus A380 with 3 weekly frequencies, and the other flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300 (4 weekly frequencies). This flight will be operated during the daytime on the way there and at night on the way back.
After operating a special flight by A380 on 28 January 2014 for the International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire, Air France confirms its ambition to make Abidjan the second destination on the African continent to be served by its superjumbo after Johannesburg and the first in French-speaking Africa.
With a strong level of growth, the Côte d’Ivoire aims to become the main hub and gateway to West Africa, a market representing over 300 million inhabitants.
Flight times by A380 (in local time)
From 26 October 2014 to 28 March 2015, flights on Monday, Friday and Sunday will be operated by A380 and on other days by Boeing 777-300.
AF 702: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives in Abidjan at 19:10
AF 703: leaves Abidjan at 23:25, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:40 the following day
The Air France A380, for optimum travel comfort
The Air France A380 has 516 seats in four cabin classes: 9 seats in La Première, 80 seats in Business, 38 seats in Premium Economy and 389 seats in Economy.
On board, all passengers enjoy optimum travel comfort and an exceptionally spacious cabin. 220 windows fill the cabin with natural light and changing ambient lighting helps to cross time zones without feeling tired. In addition, six bars divided between the cabins enable passengers to meet up during the flight.
With five decibels less noise in the cabin compared to industry standards, the A380 is a particularly quiet aircraft. It also features the latest technology at the service of entertainment and comfort. External images are broadcast live via three cameras housed in the front, underneath and at the rear of the aircraft, which are broadcast live throughout the flight. Finally, Air France’s superjumbo is the first to have a special area dedicated to the arts and culture.