Air France is again bringing its flights back to Seattle-Tacoma from Paris. Before, the airline flew to Seattle between 2007 and 2012, at which point they handed over the route to their joint venture partner to Delta.
Air France plans to restart services between Paris and Seattle in the summer of 2018. The airline has just announced its destination for nonstop service between Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport) and Seattle (Tacoma International Airport).
This new service will launch on March 25, 2018. This flight will supplement the current daily Paris flight operated as part of its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
The flight will be operated by a three cabin 777-200ER. This flight will have the feature of 40 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats, and 216 economy seats. Business class will have reverse herringbone seats with direct aisle access from every seat, which is hard to beat.
The Schedule Day For The New Flight:
- The flight will initially operate 3 times in a week, on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.
- But in the peak summer season, it will operate 5 times in a week with the addition of Tuesday and Thursday.
The Schedule Time For The New Flight:
- AF338: Departing Paris at 1:10 PM and arriving Seattle at 2:20 PM.
- AF355: Departing Seattle at 4:30 PM and arriving Paris at 11:10 AM (+1 day).
This new service for Seattle is known as the Emerald City. As part of the airline’s joint venture with Delta Air Lines, this new service is a part of the U.S. Apart from the current services offered by the airline.
Air France is expecting to serve 12 destinations in the U.S. from its Paris- Charles de Gaulle Hub and Paris Orly during the winter season.
Destinations for the seasonal routes include Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, New York JFK, Seattle, Washington and San Francisco.
The joint venture between Air France – KLM, Alitalia, and Delta Airlines consists of 270 transatlantic flights and 140 aircraft. They are providing the extensive network with varied frequencies, preferential rates, and harmonized services to customers across the Atlantic.
This joint venture has been arranged between the hubs like Amsterdam Schiphol, Atlanta, Paris-CDG, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK and Rome-FCO, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.