recently launched its new nonstop flight service to Orlando, its newest US gateway. The inaugural flight from Paris on June 7, 2011, was celebrated with much fanfare.
Mickey Mouse made a surprise appearance at terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport coming all the way from Disneyland Paris for the enjoyment of the passengers on the inaugural flight AF694. The Disney Paris band also accompanied Mickey Mouse.
The inaugural flight was greeted by a water cannon salute as it touched down in Orlando.
Patrick Roux, Senior Vice President of Air France and KLM for the Americas, said, “Customers will now be able to discover all that Paris, the most visited city in the world, has to offer from its world-renowned gastronomic history to its cultural offerings from fashion and shopping to design. In addition, customers will benefit from easy connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub to Europe, Middle East and Africa.”
Air France in its official statement said that the new nonstop flights will operate three times per week in collaboration with Delta Air Lines.
Departure: 8.45 pm – Arrival: 11.10 am (next day) – Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Departure: 1.45 pm – Arrival: 5.05 pm – Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
The airline also said that Boeing 777-300ER will serve on the new routes offering two cabins – Affaires/Business Class and Voyageur/Economy Class.