Air France introduces Airbus A380 aircraft on the Paris - Hong Kong route (video)
In the summer season 2014, during the period 27 May - 25 October 2014, Air France will fly to Hong Kong with Airbus A380. This will be China's second destination after Shanghai, where A380 Air France will fly.
In the summer of this year, Air France planned to fly with A380 to Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, during the World Football Championship, but Brazilian authorities said the airport would not be ready to receive superjumbo. This led to the change of plan for the French air carrier.
Between 27 May - 8 June, A380 Air France will operate four of the seven weekly flights on the route Paris - Hong Kong, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, following which from 9 June will fly daily following the following schedule:
AF188 CDG 23: 25 - 17: 20 + 1 HKG 388 daily
AF187 HKG 00: 50 - 08: 00 CDG 388 daily
The aircraft Airbus A380 Air France It has a capacity of 516 seats and is configured in four classes: 9 seats at First Class, 80 seats at Business Class, 38 seats at Premium Economy Class and 389 seats at Economy Class. Superjumbo will replace the current one Boeing 777-300ER. On this route, Air France competes with Cathay Pacific.
In 2013, Air France has celebrated 75 for years on flights from Paris to Hong Kong. In 1938, the year of the inauguration of this route, the flight lasted 8 days and had 12 stops, and the aircraft used was of the Dewoitine 338 type.
With 89 weekly flights between Europe and China, the Air France-KLM group is a European leader. Both Air France and KLM link their hubs in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol with 9 destinations in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen and Taipei. In partnership with China Southern and China Eastern, Air France-KLM offers 121 flights to China.