Air France deploys A380 to Abidjan

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Air France will begin serving Abidjan with an Airbus A380 during the winter 2014/15 season.

The French flag carrier will operate the type on three weekly flights to the Ivory Coast’s biggest city.

Four additional weekly frequencies will be flown with the Boeing 777-300.

Air France currently operates 10 weekly flights to Abidjan with 777-300s, having lifted frequencies in April 2013.

An earlier version of this story erroneously referred to Abidjan as the Ivory Coast’s capital; in fact, Yamoussoukro is the capital