Thursday, 13 September 2018

New route to Dallas Fort Worth for Air France from Paris

Air France has announced new international service between its main hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.  The airline will operate up to five weekly flights beginning 31st March 2019, utilising Airbus A330 aircraft on the direct route.

"We're pleased to welcome Air France back to DFW Airport and bring more international flight service to the Dallas Fort Worth region," said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport. "The new flights from Air France offer customers another convenient way to get to Europe for business connections or tourism."

Air France is the national flag carrier of France and will become the 16th international carrier serving DFW Airport. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.  "France is the 13th largest overall trading partner for the Dallas Fort Worth area, and our recent mission trip to France was intended to spark even more corporate activity between our regions," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. "With over 120 French-owned companies operating offices or other facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth, these new flights will strengthen our business ties with France and western Europe and expand our capacity to travel between DFW and Paris."

The new schedule:
AF150: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:10, arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth at 13:50;
AF159: leaves Dallas-Fort Worth at 15:45, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:15.
From March 31th to June 30th and from September 4th to October 25th 2019: flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From July 1st to September 1st: flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

"We are excited to welcome Air France and its customers to Dallas Fort Worth as we continue to grow our region's global footprint," said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. "Our regions share not only great business connections but also a great love of the arts, cuisine and culture. We are thankful to Air France for the new service as we continue growing our portfolio of international flights at DFW Airport."

Mayor Rawlings and Mayor Price led a trade mission to France in June with DFW Airport and other organisations. Meetings were held with Air France executives and other European companies. 

On board the Airbus A330 to Dallas, passengers will enjoy the comforts of the latest cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy.

In the Business cabin, Air France offers service excellence in the sky. The seat adapts to the shape of each individual, from seating position to a real 2-metre long bed. At the heart of the curved structure, each passenger creates their own space, according to their desires. The seat's soft foam is designed to offer impeccable quality of sleep. With a soft duvet and XXL-sized feather down pillow, everything has been designed to ensure peaceful sleep among the clouds. Each passenger has a wide 16-inch (41 cm) HD touchscreen.

In Premium Economy, more comfortable seat cushions and a multi-position footrest further enhance this travel cabin. In Economy, there is a new fully-revised seat, with more legroom, a new seat cushion, more comfortable headrests and a wider tray table. 

(Photos Air France )