Air France inaugurates its seasonal service between Paris and Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Air France yesterday inaugurated its service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul. The Company will operate this seasonal service until 1st September 2013, with five weekly frequencies from 21 May to 16 June, followed by a daily flight as from 17 June 2013, making it with Delta the only airline to offer direct flights between Paris and Minneapolis-Saint Paul.
Air France flights are operated by Airbus A340 equipped with 30 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 224 seats in Economy.
With the opening of this route, Air France and KLM now serve 12 US destinations thanks to over 200 weekly flights departing from and arriving at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs. This new Air France flight to Minneapolis is operated within the framework of the trans-Atlantic joint venture combining Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta. The partner airlines have chosen to concentrate their capacity on routes linking together their hubs. Minneapolis is one of the American airline’s main hubs, serving 118 destinations in the United States and Canada with over 450 daily departures.Flight times
AF 694 – Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:50– Arrival at Minneapolis-Saint Paul at 16:00
AF 697 – Departure from Minneapolis-Saint Paul at 20:00 – Arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:25 the next day
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.
With over 250 daily transatlantic flights and a fleet of 125 aircraft, the joint-venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta offers customers the benefits of a vast network, numerous frequencies, competitive fares and a streamlined service on transatlantic routes. The joint-venture network is organized around seven main hubs: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Delta, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG and Rome-Fiumicino. In 2012, the joint-venture carried 17 million passengers. It represents 24% of global transatlantic capacity and generates revenue of 12 billion dollars.Wednesday 22 May 2013