London to Paris on the a380!

Air France a380 to operate short haul London route
The massive aircraft due to operate the short-haul LHR-CDG route.

Air France has announced that the Paris-London sector currently operated by an Airbus A320, will be served by an A380.

The 538 seat aircraft has been assigned to this route because it would otherwise sit idle for nearly 18 hours due to its current schedule. It will also benefit in training crew on the aircraft.

Apart from increasing the capacity of the route, this is a brilliant chance for a380 enthusiasts to take a ride in the massive new plane without needing to fork out for a long haul ticket, as it is long haul routes mainly served by the a380.

The flight numbers AF1980 and AF1981 will use an a380 between 12th June and 30th August 2010.

Tickets start from £80  return and are available now at

“The Air France A380 will be assigned to flight numbers AF1981 (Departing London Heathrow, 12:50) and AF1980 (Departing Paris Charles de Gaulle, 10:05) during all Summer weekends from Saturday to Monday, plus all Fridays in July.” –