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Air France: first European airline to operate A380

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Aurélie, the 3 millionth passenger to board the Air France A380, won two round-trip tickets as well as several Air France branded items.

“We are delighted to award this prize in recognition of the fact that Air France was the first European carrier to offer flights on the A380 and has been providing service between New York-JFK and Paris-Charles de Gaulle on this state-of-the-art aircraft since November 2009.  In addition, to the delight of our passengers, Air France flies the A380 on the Washington, DC and Los Angeles gateways” declared Patrick Roux, Senior Vice President, Air France and KLM for the Americas.

The A380 at the heart of the Air France strategy

An integral part of Air France’s efficiency strategy encompassing fleet renewal and rationalization as well as eco-consciousness, the Air France A380 features 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. This environmentally-friendly aircraft, with reduced CO2 emissions (20% less fuel burned compared to an A330), is also the quietest aircraft in its category.

The double-decker can accommodate up to 516 passengers in four classes, including 9 in La Première (first class) on the main deck, 80 in Business class on the upper deck, 38 in Premium Economy class on the upper deck and 389 in Economy class between the two decks.

In winter 2012-2013, six destinations are served by the Air France A380:  New York-JFK, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Tokyo-Narita and Singapore.

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