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First Regular A380 Service @ IAD  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3624 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

Last summer, I was changing plane at IAD, and I saw 747s, 777s, 767s, A340s and A330s. I would like to see the first A380 that on regular service to IAD land, it just may be worth a two hour and a 1/2 + hour drive to Washington DC. So which airline will start regular service to IAD with A380s and when will they start it?

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User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4148 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):

The only reasonable choice is AF and IIRC IAD is where they are going to take their A380 when it comes off the line in a few weeks. LH is another possibility but that won't be for like another year at least.

So.......


User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

AF will operate the A380 starting April/May 2010 with their second A380 airframe (first will be on the CDG-JFK route) as AF28/39 (combining the current AF28/39 and AF24/25) - it will arrive at 1250 and depart at 1700 local.

LH is still debating the start date however will either begin mid-2010 summer schedule or with the start of the 2011 summer schedule.


User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

I thought the first fame will go to CDG-YUL?

User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

In our last meeting with AF, they mentioned their first aircraft will operate CDG-JFK, second CDG-IAD, and third CDG-YUL - this meeting was about 6 months ago so maybe things changed.

User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3218 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 2):
AF will operate the A380 starting April/May 2010 with their second A380 airframe (first will be on the CDG-JFK route) as AF28/39 (combining the current AF28/39 and AF24/25) - it will arrive at 1250 and depart at 1700 local.

LH is still debating the start date however will either begin mid-2010 summer schedule or with the start of the 2011 summer schedule.

I didn't realize IAD was such an important station for AF & LH...Guess it's right up there with JFK/LAX/MIA?


User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2951 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 5):
I didn't realize IAD was such an important station for AF & LH...Guess it's right up there with JFK/LAX/MIA?

During the summer LH currently operates 2 A333 and a B744 and AF operates an A343, 772 and 773, all of which are daily - if they can combine 2 flights to an A380, why not.


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