Air France has announced it will be launching new nonstop flights services between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac airport) from next summer. The new service will be operational effective March 25, 2018. It may be noted that Seattle would be a new destination for Air France in the United States. This will be in addition to other flights being operated by Air France in partnership with Delta Air Lines as part of a joint venture of the two airlines.
Media reports said that the two destinations will be served with five times per week flights with the help of a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The long-haul B777-200 is configured with a seating capacity of 280 to 312 seats offering three cabins – Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class. According to the reports, Flight AF338 will depart from Paris-CDG at 13:30 hrs and reaches Seattle at 14:20 hrs. The return Flight AF355 will take off from Seattle at 16:30 hrs and reaches Paris-CDG at 11:10 hrs. The service on the route will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
A spokesperson of Air France said that the airline will be serving a total of 12 destinations in the United States during the coming 2017-18 winter season. These destinations will be served from both the airports in Paris namely Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Orly Airport. The U.S. gateways where the airline will be conducting its flights services include Washington D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, New York JFK, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta.
Air France-KLM is currently into a joint venture with Delta Air Lines and Alitalia. These three airlines jointly offer flights services to over 270 transatlantic destinations with a combined fleet of nearly 140 aircrafts. This vast network is presently organized around 7 major hubs, including among others Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, Rome-FCO, Paris-CDG, New York JFK, Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta and Amsterdam-Schiphol.