Air France Lands The Biggest Plane In The World In Mexico

Air France’s Airbus A380, considered the biggest passenger plane in the world, landed yesterday afternoon at Cancun’s International Airport to inaugurate the new direct route from Paris to Cancun. It is the first time that a vessel of this size –with two floors, six bares, an art gallery, hundreds of windows and a capacity for 516 people – commercially flew into Latin America.

The plane arrived after weeks of planning the technicalities of landing to the local Cancun airport. The A380 touched down to CUN 40 minutes ahead of schedule and was greeted with over 500 people who gathered to witness its presence. Governor Roberto Borge Angulo said “The relations between France and Mexico are strengthened more than ever” as a result of the airline relationship.

For the upcoming winter season, Air France will increase from four to five weekly flights between Cancun and Paris, while its Dutch partner, KLM, will increase to nine direct flights between Mexico City and Amsterdam. In the summer of 2014, Air France will add another three flights weekly to Paris from Mexico City.

In total, there will be 24 weekly flights between Europe and Mexico – ten from Air France, seven shared with AeroMexico, and seven more with KLM.


“We want to show that the Cancun airport is ready to receive the largest plane in the world!” -Jerome Salemi (Director General México, Air France KLM)

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