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Air France boosting capacity between Europe & Canada this winter

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  •   07-12-2023  10:21 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air France boosting capacity between Europe & Canada this winter
(Air France)
Pax Global Media

Air France’s Canada service will reach up to 38 flights a week, serving four destinations, this winter, the airline said Wednesday (July 12).

Air France is also planning more flights higher north, from and to Canada. It will connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa all winter.

The non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Ottawa recently introduced on June 27 will continue for the winter season, the carrier says. 

The airline will operate five flights every week, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, on a Boeing 787-9 equipped with 279 seats (30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy).

Flight schedules (local times):

  • AF328: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13h10, arrives in Ottawa at 15h05
  • AF327: Leaves Ottawa at 17h15, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle next day at 06h05

Air France, notably, is the only carrier that offers non-stop flights between Ottawa and Europe.

Flights will also be added to Montreal and Vancouver, with up to 21 and five a week, respectively, versus 17 and three last winter.

Finally, as of Dec. 2, 2023, Air France will resume flying during winter between Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Montreal, with two weekly flights Tuesdays and Saturdays on an Airbus A320 with WI-FI.

Montreal is among the five destinations served via Air France’s Caribbean regional network, which connects Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) to Belém (Brazil), Cayenne (French Guiana), Miami (US) and Montreal.

Meanwhile, KLM, a member airline of the Air France-KLM Group, will fly between its Amsterdam Schiphol hub and 19 North American destinations: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Calgary, Cancun, Chicago, Edmonton, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Montreal, New York JFK, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington.

Both carriers operate a shuttle bus service in Canada, between Montreal-Trudeau, Quebec City and Ottawa for Air France, and between Montreal-Trudeau and Ottawa for KLM.

The update was shared as Air France expands its North American network with the introduction of new service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Raleigh-Durham.

This winter, the North Carolina capital will become Air France 14th U.S. destination, after Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, Newark, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

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