A380 superjumbo flights begin in November

10th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

Air France-KLM said it would start flights between Paris and New York from November with the new Airbus A380 superjumbo.

Paris – Air France-KLM said Thursday it would start daily flights between Paris and New York from November with the new Airbus A380 superjumbo, the world's biggest passenger jet.

A Singapore Airlines flight last month became the first commercial A380 flight to arrive in Paris but Air France said in a statement it would be the first airline to fly the superjumbo on a route across the Atlantic.

The A380 superjumbo jet can carry up to 853 passengers, but Air France plans to configure its flights from Paris to New York JFK airport with 538 passengers: nine in premier class, 80 in business and 449 in economy.

Air France-KLM, which has ordered 12 A380s, said four of them will begin service late this year and in early 2010.

AFP / Expatica

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