Air France to fly giant A380 to SFO

An Air France Airbus A380 (Photo: Yakusa77 / Flickr)

SAN FRANCISCO — Officials from Air France announced today from June 6 through September 4, 2011, they will fly the Airbus A-380 between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. The aircraft is scheduled to depart Paris at 10:30 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 12:40 p.m. The return flight will depart SFO at 4:10 p.m. and land in Paris at 11:35 a.m. the following calendar day.

Over the summer period, Air France is offering its customers the opportunity to discover the West Coast of the United States on board this super jumbo jet equipped with 538 seats, divided between three cabin classes (9 seats in La Premiere, 80 in Business and 449 in Voyageur). During the summer of 2011, Air France will be operating 10 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and San Francisco, including one daily flight of an A-380.

Air France is the second carrier to inaugurate A-380 service in to SFO. Lufthansa will begin flying the A-380 between SFO and Frankfurt of May 10, 2011. San Francisco International Airport’s International Terminal, which opened in December 2000, was designed specifically to accommodate super jumbo jet aircraft such as the A-380.

(Photo: Yakusa77 / Flickr)

  • Dean

    Fantastic news! That means we’ll have two Superjumbo flights a day with the other being Lufthansa’s service. It’s about time!