Air France seized the 2012 Destination France show, for which it was the main sponsor, to unveil its 2012 summer schedule for flights between Canada and France´s 24 destinations.
With 20 weekly flights effective June 4 – three daily flights except Sundays – Montréal-Trudeau remains the Air France long haul destination with the second most flights.
Also, the airline will now operate a morning flight from Paris. As of March 25, flight AF 342 will leave Charles de Gaulle at 10h30 and arrive in Montréal at 12h15. The day´s two remaining flights from Paris will leave at 13h30 and 19h15. Montréal´s three daily departures for Paris will remain unchanged, i.e. 17h30, 19h55 and 23h00.
Air France will continue to operate the Airbus A380 daily on the Montréal-Paris route until June 3, and four flights a week June 4 through October 27, Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
All Air France aircraft flying out of Montréal – the Airbus A340, A380 and Boeing 777 – will be equipped with Premium Voyageur cabin which is 40% roomier and features a 48 cm wide fixed-shell seat for added personal space.
Every cabin class includes comfortable seats with personal inflight screens, along with complimentary earphones, pillow, blanket, meals and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
‘Our Montréal-Paris schedule offers passengers flexible times, 4 cabin classes to choose from, and the opportunity to experience France the moment they are greeted aboard by our flight crew´ commented Fabien Pelous, Vice-President and Chief Executive of Air France-KLM Canada. He added: ‘Out of Montréal, in addition to Air France´s offering, we also provide a daily KLM flight to Amsterdam, from where travellers can connect to 8 French destinations.´
In summer 2012, Air France and KLM will combine for 62 weekly flights to Europe. Air France will fly 27 times a week to Paris-Charles de Gaulle from Montréal (20) and Toronto (7), and KLM 35 times a week to Amsterdam from Montréal (7), Toronto (14), Calgary (7) and Vancouver (7). To these flights is added the daily Toronto-Rome operated by Alitalia, partner in the transatlantic joint venture formed by Air France, KLM, Delta, and Alitalia.
Air France-KLM offers the most medium haul/long haul connections in Europe from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol, flying to 254 destinations in 124 countries.