Business Traveller have confirmed the madness of Air France, and that they will be running a CDG-LHR-CDG Airbus A380 service.
Fares start from £80 (or €80) in econony, and business class seats are for sale too. A question mark if they’re selling First Class ticket exists at this time (or if they decide to run it empty)
So before you go off and book that ticket, be warned that it’s rostered for one flight in each direction per day, and on certain days of the week
In other words, you need to plan!
The flight numbers in question are:
AF1980 CDG-LHR (10:05-11:25)
AF1981 LHR-CDG (12:50-15:05)
Note: Times are local
The days of operation are:
June 12 to June 30 – every Saturday, Sunday and Monday
July 1 to July 31 – every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
August 1 to August 30 – every Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Also bear in mind Air France state: “For internal or operating reasons, the carrier may change the type of aircraft without advance warning.”
Well – it seems the barmey, but it’s a way of keeping training and ultilitation of aircraft up I suppose.
It should be added that this isn’t without precedence. When British Airways introduced it’s 777 fleet, BA flew LHR-CDG with 777’s to amass crew time and training.
Ah the fun of the industry. Next up… A Star Alliance welcome to TAM