PICTURE: Air France takes first A380

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Air France this morning took delivery of its first Airbus A380, the first European carrier to receive the type.

The aircraft has the highest-density seating arrangement so far selected with 538 seats in three classes.

Registered F-HPJA, the aircraft will make the short delivery flight to Air France's base at Paris Charles de Gaulle today before entering commercial service, on the route to New York JFK, on 23 November.

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