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When Is AF Going To Get The A380?  
User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7506 times:

Hi everyone,

with all that delays I have lost track a little bit... so when is AF going to get their A380s? Plus, is there already any clue for where they are going to send them?

Thanks for your input,

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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7381 times:

AF should start receiving their WhaleJets in 2008. YUL has been mentioned as a possible destination. NRT and HKG are also plausible.

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4567 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7290 times:

That's right. Air France was originally scheduled to receive the first A380 aircraft in the summer 2007 but with the six month delay in getting it ready for delivery, they (Air France) decided to postpone the delivery until the summer 2008 because it's the high season. There is no point for them in introducing a new big aircraft in the low season. Isn't JFK also on the list among the first destinations where the A380 will be introduced?

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium

Ben Soriano
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7222 times:

Just found this article about LH and the delivery of its first A380, guess that means that AF will get theirs later, too :


FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG is to take delivery of its first A380 superjumbo jet from European aircraft maker Airbus with several months' delay 'in summer 2008,' a company spokesman said.

Originally, Lufthansa had been scheduled to take delivery of the first of a total 15 A380 jets in autumn 2007.

But then an initial delay set back the delivery date to the beginning of 2008.

'We're in close negotiations with Airbus. But they haven't given us any more details on the delivery timetable so far,' the spokesman said.

Lufthansa would still be the first European airline to have an A380 in service, he added.


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9533 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7155 times:
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AF first two destinations are JFK and Montreal. Two cities with mulitple daily trip great for consolidation.

User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7094 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 4):
Two cities with mulitple daily trip great for consolidation.

If the objective is to reduce RASM then, yes, consolidation (i.e. reducing frequency) is great.

User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

priority cities for AF A380 are : JFK, YUL, PEK, NRT, LAX

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