Starting 25 March 2018, Air France will offer its customers a non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seattle (Washington, USA). Up to five weekly flights will connect the two cities by Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy, with a capacity of 280 to 312 seats.
Flight schedules (in local time):
AF338: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:30, arrives in Seattle at 14:20;
AF355: leaves Seattle at 16:30, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:10.
Flights operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
This additional destination in the USA completes the flight offer operated as part of the joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
Seattle, the Emerald City
Surrounded by water, interlaced with lush vegetation and dominated by Mount Rainier, Seattle will definitely appeal to Air France customers, whether they’re travelling for business or leisure. Also known as The Rain City, this hybrid city, with its semi-industrial, semi-bohemian identity allures and impresses with its history, art and museums. Gateway to Alaska, Seattle is home to giants including Microsoft and Boeing and currently ranks as the largest city in the State of Washington with its booming industrial and technological sectors.
Air France in the USA
During the 2017-18 winter season, Air France will serve 12 destinations in the USA on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
A powerful network between Europe and the USA
With over 270 transatlantic flights and a fleet of close to 140 aircraft, the joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines offers customers the benefits of a vast network offering more frequencies, preferential rates and harmonized services across the Atlantic. The joint venture network is organized around seven main hubs – Amsterdam-Schiphol, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG and Rome-FCO, as well as Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Los Angeles.
The joint venture allows customers to access more than 270 destinations beyond the 27 North American gateways and offers over 215 destinations beyond the 30 European gateways throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. This alliance represents over 20% of total transatlantic capacity and generates approximately 10 billion dollars in anticipated annual revenue. In accordance with the terms of this agreement, the partners jointly operate their transatlantic routes, thus sharing revenue and costs.
For more information or to make a booking, go to www.airfrance.fr, call 3654 (€0.35 per min including tax from a landline), go to an Air France ticket office or see your travel agent.
Comment: It is not exactly a new service. Air France resumes Seattle service. They ceased service a few years ago to be replaced by Delta Air Lines.