Tuesday 23 October 2012
Air France is continuing the development of its international long-haul network, the most extensive in the world, with two new destinations in summer 2013: Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
“With these two new routes, Air France is offering its customers greater choice and additional flight opportunities alongside existing services operated by KLM and Delta. With a more extensive network, we have a clear ambition of creating the best flight offering linking the economic centers of North America and South East Asia” stated Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France.
Minneapolis-St. Paul: travel to the heart of America
From 21 May to 1 September 2013, Air France will operate flights to Minneapolis-St.Paul (Minnesota) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle* airport. This seasonal destination will be served by Airbus A340 with a total capacity of 275 seats, equipped with 30 seats in Business, 21 Premium Economy seats and 224 seats in Economy.
In the United States, Minneapolis-St.Paul will be the 11th Air France destination** in addition to Delta Air Lines’ existing service. Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the Delta’s major hubs serving 118 destinations in the United States and Canada, with 452 daily departures.
This new Air France flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul will be operated as part of the trans-Atlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines, offering additional connecting opportunities between networks in Europe and North America. The partner airlines are choosing to concentrate their capacity on routes linking together their hubs.
Kuala Lumpur: in the heart of Malaysia
Starting 22 April 2013, Air France will operate three weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. This destination will be operated by Boeing 777-200 with a total capacity of 247 seats, equipped with 4 seats in La Première, 49 seats in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 170 seats in Economy.
In order to offer customers increased comfort on its routes, Air France plans to operate night flights to and from Kuala Lumpur. Ticket bookings will open on 9 November.
In Asia, Kuala Lumpur will be the 15th destination** served by Air France. This new service is in addition to the 205 weekly flights operated between Paris, Amsterdam and Asia by Air France and KLM. This flight completes the flight offering between Europe and Malaysia, with the daily flight already operated by KLM to Kuala Lumpur. Customers wishing to travel to Indonesia from Europe will also benefit from connecting opportunities to Jakarta offered by KLM.
* 5 weekly frequencies from 21 May to 16 June, and subsequently
1 daily flight from 17 June to 1 September 2013
**during summer 2013
Flight times (local times)
To and from Minneapolis-St.Paul
- AF 694: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:50 – Arrival in Minneapolis-St. Paul at 16:05
- AF 697: Departure from Minneapolis-St. Paul at 20:00 – Arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:25
To and from Kuala Lumpur (local time)
- AF 246: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:40 – Arrival at Kuala Lumpur at 13:50
- AF 241: Departure from Kuala Lumpur at 23:15 – Arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06:10
Information and bookings online at www.airfrance.com, by phone at 36 54 (€0.34 including tax per min from a landline), Air France agency or from a travel agent.
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