Airbus A380 Air France flies to Shanghai three times a week
From 2 September to 2013, Air France fly with Airbus A380 in Shanghai. The aircraft will operate three flights a week on the route Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Shanghai-Pudong, Air France being the first airline in Europe to fly with superjumbo to the largest city in China.
The aircraft can carry up to 516 passengers in a four-class configuration: 9 seats at La Première, 80 seats at Business, 38 seats at Premium Economy and 389 seats at Economy. For passenger comfort, the aircraft is equipped with 6 bars for a friendly atmosphere, an art gallery, benefits from 220 windows for much more natural light in the cabin, and the noise level is 5 decibels lower than the standards.
Airbus A380 Air France flies on the Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Shanghai-Pudong route following the following schedule:
AF 116: Paris-Charles de Gaulle 23: 20 - 16: 20 + 1 Shanghai-Pudong
AF 111: Shanghai-Pudong 23: 20 - 5: 35 + 1 Paris-Charles
As of September 2013, Air France will have eight Airbus A380 aircraft and will honor 6 destinations:
• in North America: New York JFK (one daily flight), Washington DC (one daily flight) and Los Angeles (one daily flight),
• in Africa: Johannesburg (a daily flight),
• in Asia: Tokyo-Narita (one daily flight) and Shanghai (3 weekly flights).