Air France is sponsoring the International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire, being held from 29 to 31 January 2014. This forum, for businessmen, economic and corporate operators, will bring together major African and international companies and is intended as an essential meeting opportunity for those with a vested interest in the recovery of the Ivorian economy.
For the International Forum, Air France will operate a special flight to Abidjan on the 28th of January, using the Airbus A380.
Flight AF 702 will leave Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13h45 and arrive in Abidjan at 19h10 the same day. AF 703 will depart Abidjan at 23h55 and land at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 07h10 the following morning.
The airline will begin serving Abidjan with the A380 on a regular basis from October 2014, once the required authorisations and necessary structural work is complete.
The Air France A380, with a capacity of 516 seats, offers four cabin classes: La Première (9 seats), Business (80 seats), Premium Economy (38 seats) and Economy (389 seats).
After Johannesburg (South Africa), Abidjan will become the second destination in Africa to be served by the Air France superjumbo.
In Africa, Air France-KLM currently serves 42 destinations through the winter of 2013-14. Thanks to its partnership with Kenya Airways (see story here), the group can offer another seven destinations.