The announcement came today that Air France has taken delivery of another double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft; the new aircraft will mean that the airline has received a total of nine A380s to add to its fleet of aircrafts since the first one was delivered.
The delivery took place last week in Hamburg at the Airbus factory; the national carrier for France was there to receive the latest 516 seat aircraft configured with four classes from the manufacturer.
The four classes of cabin available on-board the Airbus a380 include a First Class cabin equipped with nine seats and a Business Class cabin equipped with 80 seats. The remaining seats are divided between economy and premium economy respectively.
Not only has the airline taken delivery of its ninth Airbus A380 aircrafts, but it has also recently launched a first for Air France – flights to Shanghai which operate the Airbus A380. The flights began in September and will be followed by new additions to the airline’s network of destinations this month including New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Johannesburg and Washington D.C.
The airline has a total of 12 Airbus A380s on order from the manufacturers; the next aircraft that the airline is scheduled to take delivery of will be dispatched to the airline in 2014.