Air France has confirmed it will operate an A380 service to Abidjan this winter.
The superjumbo will fly thrice-weekly on the Paris Charles de Gaulle to Abidjan route from October 26 until March 28 next year. The other four weekly frequencies will be operated by a B777-300.
Flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays will be operated by the A380 and on other days by the B777-300.
Flight AF702 leaves Paris CDG at 1345 and arrives in Abidjan at 1910 local time, while return service AF703 departs Abidjan at 2325 and lands in Paris at 0640 the following day.
The carrier's A380 has 516 seats in four cabin classes - nine in La Première (first), 80 in business, 38 in premium economy and 389 in economy.
On January 28, the airline deployed a special one-off A380 service to the city for the International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire.
The announcement of a regular superjumbo service to Abidjan makes it the first destination in West Africa to be served by the A380.
Earlier this year, Air France revealed details of its new long-haul fully-flat business class seat (see news, February 4).