Air France to Retire Half of its Airbus A380 Fleet Starting Next Year

By Anna Breuer on 24 November 2018
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Air France's first-class cabin on the A380

Air France’s first-class cabin on the A380

Air France announced it will retire half of its fleet of Airbus A380 super jumbos starting next year.

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner that was introduced in 2007 in conjunction with launch customer Singapore Airlines. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner.

It can provide seating for 525 passengers in a typical three-class configuration or as many as 853 people in an all-coach configuration.

The announcement was made by the airline’s new CEO, Benjamin Smith, in an interview in Les Echos magazine.

The French flag carrier will reconfigure the interiors of the five remaining A380s in its fleet starting in late 2020. It will invest roughly €45 million per aircraft, making its total investment in the five aircraft approximately €225 million.

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