Monday 7 November 2011
Starting on 11 April 2012, AIR FRANCE will begin operating scheduled service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. AIR FRANCE is the first airline to offer direct flights between Wuhan and Europe.
Situated at the crossroads of central China and at equal distance from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Wuhan is a transportation hub for air, railway as well as ferry traffic. Capital of the Hubei, with a population of 9 million inhabitants, Wuhan is an energetic city, a commercial centre of finance, industry (especially automotive), trade and science, with many international companies located here. Having scientific, technological and educational institutions such as Laser City and the Wuhan University, the city is also an intellectual centre.
The new service will be operated three times a week. Flight AF132 will depart from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, returning from Wuhan the following day.
The return flight, AF139, will depart from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Paris-Charles de Gaulle on the same day.
Flights will be operated with Boeing 777-200ER equipment, which can seat up to 309 passengers: 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Voyageur and 250 in the Voyageur/Economy cabin.
Air France has also just celebrated 45 years of presence in China: on 20 September 1966, Air France launched its Paris-Shanghai route, thus becoming the first Western airline to fly to the People's Republic of China.
During the Winter 2011 season, the AIR FRANCE KLM group is operating 80 flights a week to eight destinations in Greater China ( Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Xiamen and Taipei). This makes the Group the leading airline flying passengers between Europe and China. AIR FRANCE KLM also operates 31 flights weekly under code-share agreements with its China Eastern and China Southern partners.
Flight schedules, starting from 11 April 2012
For more details or to make a booking go to www.airfrance.com, call 36 54 (0.34€/min incl. tax from a landline in France), or contact your travel agent.