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Air France A380 takes off to French-speaking Africa for first time


For the International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire, Air France will operate a special flight to Abidjan by Airbus A380 on 28 January 2014.

For the 2014 winter season, Air France wishes to serve Abidjan by A380 on a regular basis*. After Johannesburg, Abidjan will therefore become the second destination on the African continent to be served by the Air France superjumbo.

“This special flight with the most iconic aircraft in our fleet demonstrates our commitment to support economic recovery in Cote d’Ivoire and the development of exchange with the rest of the world,” said Frank Legré, SVP for Africa at Air France-KLM.

Abidjan has nearly seven million inhabitants. Air France has strengthened its presence there since summer 2013, with ten instead of seven weekly flights and an optimum choice of flight schedules for customers.


Optimum comfort on board the A380

The Air France A380, with a capacity of 516 seats, offers four cabin classes: La Première (9 seats), Business (80 seats) Premium Economy (38 seats) and Economy (389 seats). This Airbus is already a new benchmark in terms of air transport and the environment. Besides unparalleled comfort in a cabin with exceptional dimensions, it offers a low noise level on board and uses less fuel, therefore reducing CO2 emissions.

Flight schedule for 28 January by A380 (in local time)

AF 702: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives in Abidjan at 19:10 the same day

AF 703: Leaves Abidjan at 23:55, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 7:10 the following day


Air France sponsors the International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire

From 29 to 31 January 2014, Air France is sponsoring the International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire, bringing together major African and international companies. This forum, for businessmen, economic and corporate operators, is intended as an essential meeting opportunity for Ivorian economic recovery.

In Africa, Air France-KLM serves 42 destinations in winter 2013-14. Thanks to its partnership with Kenya Airways, the Group can offer another seven destinations.

* subject to required authorization and the necessary structural work to be able to welcome the superjumbo.


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