Today, 27 November 2013, Air France is operating a special flight from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Cancun by Airbus A380 for the first time. This exceptional flight illustrates Air France’s ambitions on this rapidly developing market.
On this occasion, Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales and Marketing at Air France-KLM declared: “35 years after the Concorde landed in Mexico City, this special flight by A380 to Cancun illustrates the importance of Mexico and Latin America for Air France-KLM. This unique event reflects the Group's desire to continue to innovate and surprise our customers. It is also a testimony of our trust in the Mexican authorities.”
The Ambassador for Mexico in France, Agustín García-López Loaeza, added: “France and Mexico are linked more than ever before and Air France is one of the protagonists. On 28 April 1952, Captain Moreau flew 34 passengers from France to Mexico City in 22 hours and with three stopovers. Today, for the first time in Latin America, in a symbolic way, Air France’s avant-garde A380 has multiplied by more than 10 the number of passengers in half the time. The air link established between France and Mexico is today stronger than it has ever been. We are striving - and Air France is the proof - to revive and strengthen the historical ties between Mexico and France.”
Air France-KLM, leading European group in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean
In Mexico, the Air France-KLM Group operates up to 28 weekly flights to Mexico City and Cancun from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol for the 2013-2014 winter season, in partnership with Aeromexico, member of SkyTeam.
From October 2013 to April 2014, Air France offers up to five weekly flights to Cancun. In this way, Air France has increased the number of flights to this destination with an additional frequency compared to last winter. Air France also operates a daily flight to Mexico City from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. For the summer 2014 season (July and August), Air France will operate ten weekly flights to this destination.
Leader in Central and South America and the Caribbean in terms of seat capacity, Air France-KLM serves 25 destinations* in this region in winter 2013-2014 and offers more than 200 weekly flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
The Air France A380, for optimum travel comfort
This unique Air France flight to Mexico by A380 illustrates the importance of the country and the entire region for the Air France-KLM group. The Air France superjumbo has 516 seats, divided into four cabin classes: 9 seats in La Première, 80 seats in Business, 38 seats in Premium Economy and 389 seats in Economy.
On board, all passengers enjoy optimum travel comfort and exceptional amenities. 220 windows fill the cabin with natural light and changing ambient lighting enables passengers to cross time zones without experiencing fatigue. In addition, six bars divided between the cabins enable passengers to meet up during the flight.
The A380 is an extremely quiet aircraft as the cabin is five decibels quieter compared to industry standards. It also features the latest technology in terms of entertainment and comfort. External images are shown live via three cameras housed at the front, below and at the rear of the aircraft, which are broadcast live throughout the flight. Finally, the largest aircraft in the Air France fleet is the first to have a special area dedicated to art and culture.
*25 destinations served by Air France-KLM in Central and South America and the Caribbean: Aruba, Bogota, Bonaire, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Caracas, Cayenne, Curaçao, Fort de France, Guayaquil, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Paramaribo, Pointe à Pitre, Port au Prince, Punta Cana, Quito, Santo Domingo, Saint Martin, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Wednesday 27 November 2013