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  • Air France celebrates 60 years of Montreal with A380
    Posted by Rupa Haria 8:42 PM on Oct 06, 2010

    We’re having a week of nostalgia here at Things With Wings.  

    Bradley Perrett is pondering the profitability of the longest scheduled flight on a 747 back in 1974. Max Kingsley-Jones has been reminiscing about BA’s retro 757 paint job. And fast forward a few decades, Michael Mecham is flicking through a book commemorating the birth of the Dreamliner.  

    How appropriate then that Air France is commemorating sixty years of flying from Paris to Montreal. The route was first flown on a Lockheed Constellation 749 back in October 1950. 

    On 7 October the airline is, for the first time, putting on a special return flight between the two cities on an Airbus A380.

    Watch a video commemorating the history of the route here.

    Tags: tw99, air france, a380

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