Air France to Introduce the A380 on Its Paris to Atlanta Route

A380 Air France in the air blue sky © Air France
  • Air France to fly the A380 from Paris CDG to Atlanta every day from March 2019
  • Atlanta joins eight other global destinations on Air France A380 routes

  • Air France’s partnership with Delta Air Lines will mean passengers can easily book onward flights from Atlanta and use their award points across both airlines

Travel in Comfort – Every Day

Passengers in the nine La Première suites flying Paris to Atlanta on the A380 will enjoy a private check-in lounge with a spa, a full-sized bed with fluffy duvet, plus meals designed by renowned French chefs and presented on a white tablecloth. There’ll also be a luxurious amenity kit by Carita, as well as a cotton bathrobe, slippers and socks.

Customers in the 80 Business Class seats will enjoy a fast-track service through the airport, comfortable seats which transform into flat beds, plus a reading lamp and noise-cancelling headphones. Meals are served a la carte and glassware is created by renowned minimalist designer Jean-Marie Massaud.

There will be 38 seats in Premium and 389 in Economy Class, where passengers will enjoy a varied entertainment program in 12 languages which is updated monthly, USB charging ports, plus champagnes and wines selected by a top sommelier.

There’ll be a choice of meals, served on a tray designed by a student of Philippe Starck. Little ones will receive their own organic meal, served on a fun tray and accompanied by a packet of games.

The flights will leave Paris every day at 1:50pm local time and will arrive in Atlanta at 5:15pm. In the other direction, the flight will leave at 8:15pm, touching down in Paris at 10:40am the next morning.

Why Choose the A380?

The 220 windows of the extra-wide cabin fill the plane with natural light, plus there’s a special lighting system which changes according to the time of day to help you combat tiredness when crossing time zones.

There are six bars throughout the airplane where passengers can socialise. As well as offering a state-of-the-art entertainment system for travelers to enjoy, they’ll also be able to see what’s happening outside the plane thanks to live broadcasts from three cameras attached to the aircraft.

Getting Ready for Arrival

Gate F3 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport has been specially modified to accept the A380: with a runway and taxiway already widened in 2013 when the first Korean Air A380 landed in Atlanta in 2013, and the gate modified in 2015.

And in preparation for the new A380 arrivals, another $1.5 million will be spent on fiber optic cables for security cameras for the gate entry area, as well as cables for the ticket counter.


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