Air France has announced
that for the first time the airline operated the A380 between Paris and
Montreal, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Air France in Canada,
the flight is also in the lead up to regular Air France A380 services to
Montreal from 9 May 2011.
The full media release
from Air France can be read below:
1st A380 flight to Montreal
for the very first time, Air France operated the A380 between Paris and
Montreal. The aircraft operated the outbound and return flights AF 346 and AF
347 between the French capital and Montreal. The event celebrated the 60th
anniversary of Air France presence in Canada. Starting on 9 May 2011, the A380
will operate this route daily. Bookings will be possible as from 8 October
Montreal will be the 4th
destination served by the Air France A380, after New York in November 2009,
Johannesburg in February 2010 and Tokyo in September 2010.
aircraft’s main deck is the equivalent size of the Boeing 777-200 and the upper
deck the size of an Airbus A340-300. Air France can therefore rationalize its
frequencies on busy routes by replacing two flights which leave at similar
times by one flight, while offering the same number of seats and reducing costs
A380 currently offers three cabin classes with 538 seats, including 9 in the La
Première cabin (First) on the main deck, 80 in Business class on the upper deck
and 449 in Voyageur (Economy) located on both decks. Starting in summer 2011,
the A380s will be progressively equipped with the Premium Voyageur cabin,
located between the Business and Voyageur cabins, with a cabin configuration of
9 seats in La Première, 80 in Business, 38 in Premium Voyageur and 389 in
than 75 g of CO2 produced per passenger per kilometre, the
A380 is one of the most environmentally-friendly aircraft and the quietest in its
cabin offers passengers more space and comfort. On board this aircraft, Air
France offers different lighting environments adapted to the various stages of
the flight, meeting and relaxation areas and a brand new in-flight entertainment
system with wider screens.
the 60th anniversary of Air France presence in Canada, on Thursday 7 October
2010 an Air France A380 operated flights AF 346 and AF 347 between
Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Montreal for the very first time.
Air France and KLM operate flights to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver
from their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol, with 64
weekly flights in summer 2010 at peak times. The flight schedule provides
passengers with connections all over the world.