During the summer 2014 season, Air France will serve Hong Kong with a daily flight, operated at night on the way there and back, thus making it easier for customers to rest prior to arrival at destination.
From 27 May to 8 June 2014, this flight will be operated by the Airbus A380 (4 weekly frequencies) and by Boeing 777-300 (3 weekly flights). From 9 June to 25 October 2014, this daily service will be exclusively operated by Air France’s largest superjumbo.
Served for over 75 years by Air France, Hong Kong will be the second Chinese destination served by the A380 after Shanghai.
Flight schedules by A380 (in local time)
From 27 May to 8 June 2014, the flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday will be operated by the A380. From 9 June to 25 October 2014, the flight will be operated by the A380 on a daily basis.
. AF 188: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 23:25, arrives in Hong Kong at 17:20 the following day
. AF 187: leaves Hong Kong at 00:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:00 the same 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.
7 destinations in summer 2014
In summer 2014, Air France’s nine Airbus A380 will serve seven destinations:
– in North America: Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Francisco and Washington-DC
– in Africa: Johannesburg
– in Asia: Hong Kong and Shanghai
Air France-KLM, European leader between China and Europe
The Air France-KLM Group is the European leader between China and Europe. Air France and KLM operate 89 weekly flights connecting their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol to 9 destinations in Greater China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen and Taipei. With its partners China Southern and China Eastern, Air France-KLM offers up to 121 weekly flights to China.