This summer Air France’s roster of flights between Canada and Paris will climb from 28 to 33 a week. The boost comes via increased service from Montreal and Toronto, and a new service from Vancouver.
The Montreal and Ottawa markets will benefit from the addition of a third daily flight out of Montreal, which will run from June 2 through late September. The additional service brings the weekly total of flights out of Montreal-Trudeau Airport to 21. Montreal continues to be the airline’s second leading long-haul destination in terms of flight offered, bested only by New York City.
From Toronto, the carrier will be upping its capacity between June 8 and August 30 via the use of a Boeing 747, which offers 120 more seats a day over the normally scheduled B777-200.
Toronto customers will be the first in Canada to avail themselves of the airline’s in-flight Best & Beyond program, which features business class flat-bed seating. The program will be introduced gradually and will include 75 per cent of flights between Toronto and Paris in September and October.
In addition, the airline is introducing a Vancouver-Paris service beginning March 29. Initially the flight will be offered three times weekly, moving to five times a week on May 4, 2015. The route will be serviced by a 309-seat Boeing 777-200 (35 in business class, 24 in premium economy and 250 in economy).
“The introduction of our Vancouver route stems from our desire to better serve Canada by completing our customary Montreal and Toronto services, and thus provide our partners and customers with a broader, more comprehensive offering,” said Jean-Noël Rault, vice-president and general manager of AIR FRANCE KLM Canada.
Summer 2015 will see Air France and KLM offer 72 flights a week to Europe. Air France will fly 33 times a week to Paris-Charles de Gaulle from Montreal (21), Toronto (7) and Vancouver (5) effective March 29. KLM will run 39 flights to Amsterdam from Montreal (7), Toronto (14), Calgary (7), Vancouver (7) and Edmonton (4) as of May 5, 2015.