First Airbus A380 demonstration flight from Montreal to Paris - Air France gives 50 passengers the chance to be part of history



    MONTREAL, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The A380, the super jumbo airliner from
Airbus, makes its first ever appearance in Montreal this November. Air France
is marking the occasion by holding a contest that will give 50 people the
exceptional opportunity to fly aboard the aircraft.
    The contest launches October 15. It is open to Canadians 18 and over.
Twenty-five winners will receive a pair of complimentary tickets for a flight
to Paris aboard an A380 in Airbus livery. The cabin will also be fitted by
Airbus. The passengers will return to Canada on a regularly scheduled Air
France flight.
    The contest will be advertised in the major dailies The Globe and Mail,
La Presse and Le Soleil. The public will be invited to enter the contest via
the internet at www.airfrance.ca/a380 between October 15 and 22. A random draw
to determine the winners will be held October 23.
    This special Airbus A380 flight to Paris leaves the evening of November
15 from Montréal-Trudeau for Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The passengers
will fly back to Montreal or Toronto, depending on where they live, on
November 19 aboard a regularly scheduled Air France flight.
    Air France has ordered 12 A380s. It will become the first European air
carrier to operate the superjumbos when it introduces three A380s into
commercial service in Spring 2009.

    Operating in Canada since 1950, Air France flies out of Montreal twice
daily and once daily out of Toronto for Paris.




For further information:

For further information: Diane Audet, (514) 847-5011,
diaudet@airfrance.fr, www.airfrance.ca


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