Author: Christopher Weyer

MIAMI – Air France announced the opening of an all-new route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Dallas/Ft. Worth, starting on March 31, 2019. 

The airline will deploy its Airbus A330-200 on this route, offering 36 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 167 in Economy Class.

The airline is planning to revamp its A330 cabins soon, with an all-new seat design that will be unveiled to the public during the last trimester of the present year.

The new Dallas route will, therefore, be served by Air France’s new premium product.

Author: Christopher Weyer

“France is the 13th largest overall trading partner for the Dallas Fort Worth area, and our recent mission trip to France was intended to spark even more corporate activity between our regions,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

“With over 120 French-owned companies operating offices or other facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth, these new flights will strengthen our business ties with France and western Europe and expand our capacity to travel between DFW and Paris,” he said.

Dallas becomes the 13th destination in North America for Air France after Miami, Atlanta, Washington, New York, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

The new nonstop flight to Dallas will depart CDG as flight AF150 at 10:10 and arrive by 13:50, both local times.

The return flight, AF159, will depart DFW at 15:45, arriving into CDG at 08:15 the following morning.

“We’re pleased to welcome Air France back to DFW Airport and bring more international flight service to the Dallas Fort Worth region,” said Sean Donohue, CEO at DFW Airport.

“The new flights from Air France offer customers another convenient way to get to Europe for business connections or tourism.”

The airline notes that between March 31 and June 30 as well as between September 4 and October 25, 2019, the flights will run on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

However, during the summertime, the route will increase to five times per week, starting on July 1 and ending on September 1, with flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Air France’s presence in the United States continues to grow, boosted by its transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines.

In July, Delta applied with the US DOT to combine its two transatlantic joint ventures—the one with SkyTeam partners AF-KL, and the other with Virgin Atlantic—into a single, unified joint venture.