A380-299N1/3: FRANCE 2016 - 3 stamps OLYMPIC FLIGHT Paris-Rio A380 AIR FRANCE


No A380-299N1/3: FRANCE 2016, set of 3 personalized stamps (TPP) “A380 Air France Paris-Rio Olympic flight 2016 / 40 years 1st supersonic commercial flight Concorde AF Paris-Rio 1976“

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the “Olympic Flight Paris - Rio 2016“ of the Air France A380

Air France operated a single flight of its Airbus A380 to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. Airbus rarely announces that one of its customers is operating a single A380 flight to a new destination. However, the manufacturer welcomed this deployment of the super Jumbo. The A380 indeed remains a rare bird in Latin America. The airline Air France, official carrier of the France Olympic team and sponsor of Club France in Rio de Janeiro, as planned deployed this Monday, August 22, an Airbus A380 for a single commercial flight between Paris and Rio de Janeiro, in order to bring back the French Olympic team. Its exceptional system the day after the closing ceremony involved a total of four aircraft. Of the two rotations planned today by the French national company between its Paris-CDG base and Rio de Janeiro-Galeão airport, the first sees the usual A330-200 replaced by a super jumbo A380, configured to accommodate 9 passengers in Première, 80 in Business class, 38 in Premium and 389 in Economy. It took off at 1:30 p.m. from Paris CDG to arrive at 8:15 p.m. at Rio GIG, the return flight leaving Brazil taking off at 11:45 p.m. to land the next day at 4:05 p.m. 

Personalized Franco-Brazilian postage stamps, cachets and special covers have been specially designed by Historiaphil's graphic studio to commemorate the “Paris-Rio 2016 Olympic Flight“ and the “40 years of the first supersonic commercial flight of Concorde“ carried out in 1976 on this same line. A limited edition of 240 aerophilatelic documents was transported on board, with the kind participation of the Air France cabin crew who operated the “Olympic Flight”.

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