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.
From Toronto, Air France´s daily flight will operate with a 275-seater Airbus A340-300 from March 25 to April 29 and then on with a B777-200 offering 309 seats until October 27. The flight schedule calls for 6:50 pm departure with an arrival in Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:10 am the morning after. Inbound flights will leave Paris at 1:55 pm for an expected landing in Toronto at 4:05 pm, local time.
All aircraft will be equipped with Air France´s Affaires business class; Voyageur economy seating as well as its Premium Voyageur cabin which features a 48 cm wide fixed-shell seat providing 40 % added personal space compared with economy. At the airport, the Premium Voyageur service is inspired by Affaires business class with priority check-in desks, a two 23-kg baggage allowance along with priority baggage delivery, and boarding at the passengers´ convenience.
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.
Every cabin class includes comfortable seats with personal inflight screens, along with complimentary earphones, pillow, blanket, meals and drinks, including champagne served as an aperitif.
‘Our Toronto-Paris flights offer passengers 3 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 Toronto, in addition to Air France´s offering, we also provide 2 daily KLM flights 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.