Air France begins service to Washington’s Dulles International Airport using the Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet in the skies. The plane seats more than 500 passengers and will fly to Paris.
Beginning June 6, Air France operates daily A380 service between Washington-Dulles and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
The daily flight schedule is AF028 from Paris, which arrives at 1:00 pm. AF039 departs for Paris at 4:40 pm. The Air France service is operated in partnership with Delta at Gates A20 and A22.
All runways at Dulles can accommodate the A380. Runway 1R/19L is preferred due to its proximity to the gate.
The A380 can accommodate 516 passengers on board while enjoying more comfort and space, whichever cabin they are designated: La Première/First Class on the upper deck (9 seats), Affaires/Business Class (80 seats) and Premium Voyageur/Premium Economy (38 seats) on the upper deck and the Voyageur/Economy cabin, located on both decks (389 seats including 46 on the upper deck).
The Air France A380 offers several new features, including a quieter cabin, six bars divided between the two decks and additional space and comfort.