Since May 1st 2017, Air France has been operating daily flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Montreal (Canada) with the second of its Boeing 787. To celebrate the launch of this new aircraft, the Montreal-Trudeau airport fire department gave the company’s new B787 the traditional water salute on arrival.
Montreal is the first transatlantic destination served by Air France with this new generation aircraft, equipped with 30 seats in Business class, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 225 seats in Economy class.
"We are very proud to be able to offer our Montreal customers the first chance to experience this aircraft on Air France’s long-haul network," said Jean-Noël Rault, Vice-President and General Manager of Air France-KLM in Canada.
Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, said: “Air France is one of our first airlines, serving Montreal-Trudeau for nearly 70 years. Over the years, it has been constantly renewing its fleet while at the same time improving the quality of customer service. We are delighted to welcome Air France's B787’s first transatlantic commercial flight to Montreal-Trudeau.”
Flight schedules (in local time) of Air France’s Boeing 787
AF345: leaves Montreal-Trudeau at 16:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 5:30 the following day; AF344: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:35, arrives at Montreal-Trudeau at 14:55. Flights operate every day.
On board the Dreamliner: the best of Air France
For Air France customers traveling to Montreal, the Boeing 787 provides several assets:
Air France’s latest travel cabins: a real cocoon in the sky in the Business cabin (30 seats) and comfort for all in the new Premium Economy cabin (21 seats) and Economy (225 seats);
on-board WiFi adapted to the needs of customers (from 20MB to 200MB for a price varying between €5 and €30);
more comfort and space with the new Premium Economy seats;
windows that are approximately 30% larger than on similar aircraft;
improved air pressure and enhanced in-flight humidity levels for greater travel comfort.
Montreal, second most served destination in North America by Air France
In addition, as of May 29th 2017 and for the entire 2017 summer season, Air France will operate 3 daily flights to Montreal-Trudeau Airport. Montreal will therefore be the second most served North American destination by Air France, after John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport in New York.
To further conquer the new world, the Boeing 787 will serve Montreal-Trudeau airport until the end of October 2017. As from November 2017, Montreal will be served by 2 daily flights, operated by Boeing 777.