Air France switches Abidjan to A380

Air France Airbus A380
Air France Airbus A380 (© Air France, Lindner)

Since 26 October 2014, Air France has been serving Abidjan by Airbus A380, the largest jet in its fleet, with three weekly frequencies. The other flights are operated by Boeing 777-300 (four weekly frequencies), the carrier told. For Air France this is the second A380 service to Africa after Johannesburg.

“The offer of regular flights by A380 to Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny airport is a strong symbol for us. It reflects our ambition to support the rapid boom of the Côte d’Ivoire and our constant efforts to offer our best products and services on flights to Africa”, stated Frank Legré, Senior Vice President Africa Air France-KLM.

This daily frequency connecting Paris to Abidjan is operated during the daytime on the way there and at night on the way back.

Flight times (in local time)

AF 702: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives in Abidjan at 19:20
AF 703: leaves Abidjan at 23:10, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:40 the following day

Flights on Monday, Friday and Sunday are operated by A380 and on other days by Boeing 777-300.

The Air France A380 has 516 seats in four cabin classes: 9 seats in La Première, 80 seats in Business, 38 seats in Premium Economy and 389 seats in Economy.

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