This Friday, the Air France Airbus A380 made its farewell flight. According to our colleagues from Ouest France, the plane took off at 3.30 p.m. from Roissy to make a two-hour loop over France. During its ascent to Paris, the aircraft flew over our department shortly before 6 p.m. It passed in particular above Nuits-Saint-Georges. While its flight plan indicated a passage over Dijon, the A380 branched off to the west at Seurre.
On board the plane, 500 people including pilots, hostesses and mechanics, invited to thank them for having worked on the aircraft that Air France has decided not to fly anymore. In fact, at the end of May, Air France-KLM had announced “the definitive cessation of operation” of its nine widebody A380s, initially planned for the end of 2022, due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on its activity . “Five of the Airbus A380s in the current fleet are owned by Air France or under finance lease, the other four are under operating rental,” the group also said.