Air France is ramping up its U.S. route network ready for summer 2022, bringing the total number of U.S. airports served to 14.
From March 27, 2022, 3 of the French flag carrier’s nonstop pre-pandemic routes will be re-launched, starting with Paris-Orly (ORY) to New York (JFK).
The Paris (CDG) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Denver (DEN) routes will also return.
Let’s take a look at the schedule for the new routes, as well as Air France’s network in America.
Air France Resumes 3 U.S. Routes
March 27, 2022, will see the return of nonstop flights between Paris Orly (ORY) and New York (JFK).
The daily flight is programmed with the following schedule:
- Depart Paris (ORY) 3:10 p.m. — Arrive New York (JFK) 5:45 p.m.
- Depart New York (JFK) 7:50 p.m. — Arrive Paris (ORY) 9:30 a.m. (+1)
Hot Tip: Paris Orly (ORY) is the French capital’s second-largest airport. It mainly serves leisure routes and sees more low-cost airlines than full-service carriers. Paris’ regional rail service — the RER — departs to the airport every 15 minutes and takes around 35 minutes.
Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) will also restart on March 27, 2022.
Air France will face direct competition with American Airlines on this route.
American operates the route daily, while Air France has 5 flights per week scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the following times:
- Depart Paris (CDG) 10:10 a.m. — Arrive Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 1:35 p.m.
- Depart Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) — Arrive Paris (CDG) 8:05 a.m. (+1)
The third route to return will be Air France’s seasonal service between Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Denver (DEN) that will operate 3 times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from May 4, 2022, with the following schedule:
- Depart Paris (CDG) 1:10 p.m. — Arrive Denver (DEN) 3:10 p.m.
- Depart Denver (DEN) 5:20 p.m. — Arrive Paris (CDG) 10:40 a.m. (+1)
Air France’s Presence in the U.S.
With the addition of the 3 resumed routes, Air France will fly nonstop to 14 cities across America. This includes Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington, D.C. (IAD).
To book Air France using points, you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points, Brex Rewards points, Capital One miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Citi ThankYou Points, and Marriott Bonvoy points to Air France/KLM’s Flying Blue frequent flyer program.
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Et voilà, no matter where in the U.S. you are this summer, there should be a nonstop Air France flight to Paris departing from not too far away.
It could only be a matter of time before you’re eating escargot while wearing a beret, just like “Emily in Paris.”
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