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Air France Launches New Service to Seattle

March 28, 2018 Aviation No Comments Email Email

On March 25, 2018, Air France began to offer its customers a non-stop service between Seattle (Washington, USA) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.  Air France will operate up to 5 weekly peak season flights between Seattle and Paris-CDG on a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest cabins and a quality in-flight experience. Air France returns to Seattle, their 12th U.S. gateway, to serve the growing customer base and Delta’s growing hub.

Flights will be operated 3 x week starting March 25th on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

During peak summer season (June 19 – Sept. 1), flights become 5 x week with additional Monday and Tuesday operations.

Air France celebrated the arrival of the inaugural flight from Paris with a ceremonial water cannon salute greeting the Boeing 777-200 and a gate side ribbon cutting led by Stéphane Ormand, Vice President and General Manager, USA – Air France KLM, along with Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle Commissioner; Stephen Metruck, Executive Director, Port of Seattle and Elizabeth Skinner, Air France Seattle’s Station Manager.

Air France’s In-Flight Experience:

  • The Business cabin features 180-degree flat beds, direct aisle access at every seat, HD inflight entertainment, video handset controls and more storage.
  • Premium Economy cabin provides 40% more space, individual power ports, larger table, and SkyPriority on the ground. Premium Economy cabin on 777-200s feature softer seat cushion, larger tray tables, and more foot rest positions.
  • The Economy cabin on the 777-200 fleet features an added inch of legroom, in-seat power ports and larger HD screens.
  • Passengers can experience the best that France has to offer with on-demand francophone film and music, menus by Michelin-starred chefs in Business, uniforms by Christian Lacroix, and complimentary French wines, beers, spirits, and Champagne in all cabins.

 

A Powerful Network Between Europe and the US

With the new connection, Paris-Charles de Gaulle becomes a global hub, connecting passengers to over 160 cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.

“Seattle is the center of tech commerce right now therefore there is a demand for additional lift,” said Stéphane Ormand, Vice President and General Manager, USA – Air France KLM., “This new route creates key opportunities and connections within the global innovation community of tech entrepreneurs in Paris and beyond.”

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Air France and the Paris airport authority have invested over $743 million to enhance the customer experience by moving flight operations closer together in the newest facilities, opening pedestrian connection channels, adding clearer signage, and expanding passenger amenities. These new amenities include:

  • Interactive service kiosks, one hour of free Wi-Fi, refurbished lounges, expanded shopping and dining options.
  • The 24/7 Instant Paris transfer lounge with an airside hotel and other amenities in Hall L of terminal 2E, in addition to the six Air France lounges, welcomes connecting passengers travelling in all classes with more than three hours between flights or local passengers who wish to drop off their baggage the day before an early morning flight.
  • Air France reopened an expanded and completely redesigned Business class lounge in Hall L of Paris-CDG Terminal 2E on January 25, 2018. The new lounge features open kitchen dining, a well-being area staffed by Clarins beauticians, saunas, larger showers, and new digital art installations.

With over 270 transatlantic flights and a fleet of close to 140 aircraft, the joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines offers customers the benefits of a vast network offering more frequencies, preferential rates and harmonized services across the Atlantic. The joint venture allows customers to access more than 270 destinations beyond the 27 North American gateways and offers over 215 destinations beyond the 30 European gateways throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. This new destination in the US is in addition to the flights operated as part of the joint venture with Delta Air Lines.

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