A380-257: MC 1° Flight A380 AIR FRANCE Paris-Abidjan 2014 - Personalized World


A380-257: France maximum card “on board 1st Flight A380 Air France AF702 Paris CDG - Abidjan ABJ 26.10.2014”.

- Personalized postage stamp (TPP) FRANCE World 20g “1st Flight A380 Air France Paris - Abidjan 26.10.14” + “Marianne” on the back

- postmark Paris “Roissy CdG - annex” 26.10.2014

- BLACK stamp “1st flight A380 AF 702 Paris-Abidjan”

- Airmail label (cinderella) “1st flight Paris-Abidjan A380 AF 702“

- arrival stamp “First Day Abidjan” 26.10.2014

- Edition No. 1/40 - Rare

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26.10.2014: Air France deploys its Airbus A380 to Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

First A380 connection for French-speaking Africa

A “world first” according to Air France, the arrival of the A380 in the Ivorian capital makes Abidjan the first destination in French-speaking Africa regularly served with the super jumbo, and the second in Africa after Johannesburg. “The Company thus intends to support the growth of the country, which aims to be the hub and gateway to West Africa, a market of more than 300 million inhabitants,” Air France indicated in a statement.

TEST FLIGHT - January 28, 2014 - Air France tested its A380 on the Paris - Abidjan route on January 28, during an international congress. Following this first “test” flight, Félix Houphouët-Boigny airport in Abidjan carried out the necessary work to be able to accommodate the A380.

Since October 26, 2014, the service has become regular with 3 flights per week: - Outbound flight AF 702: departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 1:50 p.m., arrival in Abidjan at 7:25 p.m. - Return flight AF 703: departure from Abidjan at 10:10 p.m., arrival at Paris-CDG at 6:35 a.m. the next day.

A collection of personalized postage stamps and aerophilatelic covers in limited editions, bearing the special stamps of the inaugural outward and return, was carried out especially for the “TEST FLIGHT” and the “first A380 Paris - Abidjan flight” of Air France.

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