Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

05 April, 2024

JetBlue launches Bost - Paris transatlantic service

JetBlue has expanded its transatlantic offering with a new service between Boston and Paris.  Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint Suite seats, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321 - offering the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft- allows JetBlue to effectively disrupt the transatlantic market with the airline’s award-winning service and low fares. In addition to Paris, JetBlue offers daily service to London, Amsterdam, and most recently initiated seasonal service to Dublin from Boston.

“The response to our New York-Paris flight has been overwhelming and we’ve been looking forward to adding a daily flight from Boston as well,” said Dave Clark, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “Boston customers have not had a lot of choices when flying to Paris, so we are more than happy to step in with affordable fares and an incredible onboard experience to shake things up and finally bring some real competition into this market.”

“JetBlue has been a great partner to Logan for many years and we are excited that they are launching Boston - Paris,” said Massport’s Interim CEO and Director of Aviation Ed Freni. “This new flight gives our passengers even more choice to visit Europe and all the sights across the Atlantic.”

In addition, JetBlue plans to add a second daily flight from New York’s JFK to Paris starting on June 20th.

07 July, 2023

Xiamen - Paris Non-stop Flight Launched by Xiamen Airlines

On July 6, Beijing time, Xiamen Airlines officially launched a non-stop flight from Xiamen to Paris, the 12th intercontinental route of Xiamen Airlines, and also the first intercontinental route launched by the airline since COVID-19 pandemic occurred.

The route is operated once a week, with round-trip flight numbers MF825 and MF826. The outbound trip is from 0:05 am (Beijing time) to 6:40 am (local time) (from Xiamen to Paris); the return trip is from 11:55 pm (local time) to 6:00 am (Beijing time) the next day (from Paris to Xiamen).

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, the largest international airport in France and one of the busiest airports worldwide, with an average annual capacity of more than 75 million passengers, is an important hub for Chinese passengers to other European countries, and to Africa and Latin America, apart from passengers travelling to France; while Xiamen, an important regional aviation and international transit hub on the southeast coast of China, has formed an air route network covering all domestic major cities and connecting Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe, America and Oceania. The opening of this route brings Xiamen, the "Garden City on the Sea", and Paris, the "Romantic Capital of Europe", closer again, and builds a friendly bridge between the two places in economic and trade exchanges, humanities exchanges, tourism, etc.

21 June, 2023

Airbus unveils first immersive remote collaboration concept to ease aircraft cabin definition

Airbus is taking digital collaboration into a new dimension by developing an industry-first collaborative solution based on mixed reality technologies for aircraft interior customisation.

This new concept will transform and boost the way Airbus defines aircraft cabins by enabling live and remote interactions with customers in an immersive virtual world. Thanks to holograms in a 3D environment, users can visualise various cabin equipment choices and test different interior configurations, materials or colours. All users, wherever they are, can communicate easily and in real time.

The “Airbus immersive remote collaboration” solution is planned for industrialisation on the A320 family by 2025, opening the door to more mixed reality industrial applications for other  commercial aircraft and on helicopter programmes.

This innovative concept builds on Airbus' experience of mixed reality technology in industrial environments and highly-accurate visualisation of aircraft interiors.

It supports Airbus’ ambition to deploy a fully digital end-to-end approach for its industrial operations to improve aircraft design quality, support production ramp-up and increase customer satisfaction.

Catherine Jestin, Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management at Airbus, said: “With this new solution, Airbus is opening a new era where mixed reality will help shape the future of aircraft cabin definition. We are leveraging the power of data and most advanced technologies to create engaging, interactive and realistic virtual experiences for our customers, accessible at any time, from anywhere in the world. This shows how we foster digital innovation at Airbus for all our products and services, always keeping our customers at heart.”

08 March, 2023

JetBlue starting new transatlantic service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on June 29th, 2023.

JetBlue will start a new transatlantic service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on June 29th, 2023. 

“Our successful London service proves customers can book low fares without compromising great service,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “We are excited to continue disrupting the transatlantic market and offer business and leisure customers traveling to and from Paris an opportunity to experience our highly acclaimed Mint and core products in a market that has suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for far too long.”

Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint Suite® seats, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321 platform – offering the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft — will allow JetBlue to effectively disrupt the market with the airline’s award-winning service and low fares on flights between the U.S. and Paris.

Seats on the new Paris route are on sale starting today with low fares for U.S.-originating travelers starting at $479 roundtrip for the airline’s award-winning core experience and starting at $1,899 for JetBlue’s premium Mint experience, available on

France-originating travellers can enjoy special introductory roundtrip fares starting at €399 for core and €1,299 for Mint when booked through their preferred travel agent or online travel provider.

The airline’s Mint premium experience – which first raised the bar on transcontinental travel in the U.S. and was reimagined for transatlantic flying – offers customers a fresh choice when flying between the U.S. and Europe. JetBlue Mint features 24 fully lie-flat private suites with a sliding door – including two Mint Studio® seats – and a custom-designed seat cushion developed by innovative mattress company Tuft & Needle. Its proprietary T&N Adaptive® foam with a breathable cover creates a cool and comfortable sleep experience unlike anything in the sky. Mint also boasts countless intuitive design touches that help every customer feel at home in the air. JetBlue has also introduced its latest innovation – the stunning Mint Studio – offering even more space in a premium experience (d).

21 August, 2021

Canadian carrier WestJet restarts operating between Calgary and Paris with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

This week the Canadian carrier WestJet restarted its non-stop route to France, operating between Calgary and Paris with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. 

With the restart of service to Paris, WestJet becomes the airline serving the most European destinations, direct from its global hub in Calgary. WestJet introduced twice-weekly, non-stop, service between Calgary and Amsterdam on August 5 and is currently serving London (Gatwick) two times weekly, with both markets increasing to three times weekly in September.

"We are thrilled to bring back this historic route between Calgary and Paris, reconnecting these two incredible cities and providing easy and unique travel opportunities throughout Europe for Western Canadians," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "Calgary to Paris is a key market for inbound tourism to Western Canada. Alongside a successful vaccination rollout across Canada, we are proud to see this route return and will continue to invest in the economic recovery and growth of both Calgary and Alberta, following the COVID-19 pandemic."

In 2019, WestJet's investment in direct flights from Europe to Alberta drove $90 Million in spend from 56,000 inbound travellers.

Air France codeshare partnership

02 June, 2020

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee will be able to savour their steaks tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers, reports Thomas Adamson and Thibault Camus.

The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture will get some of its pre-lockdown life back as cafes and restaurants partially reopen Tuesday.

The Paris City Hall authorized the opening of outside seating areas, but indoors will remain closed to customers until at least June 22.

Dampening the mood of new freedom, social distancing of one meter (about three feet) between tables will be obligatory and drastically reduce the numbers. For the city well-known for its tiny chairs and fashionably-small 50-centimeter-wide (20-inch-wide) round tables that often touch, this will lower capacity in some outside areas by over half.
Pierre-Antoine Boureau handling a tape measure as he prepares the terrace of a restaurant in order to respect distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Paris, Monday, June 1, 2020. France is reopening its restaurants, bars and cafes starting tomorrow as the country eases most restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis. (Photo AP Photo/Michel Euler)

23 June, 2019

The Paris Air Show for Airbus.....

European planemaker Airbus has been pleased with its performance at the Paris Air Show this past week. During the event, the firm achieved new business for 363 commercial aircraft, comprising 149 firm orders and 214 commitments. In addition to these totals, airlines and lessors also converted 352 existing aircraft orders – mostly from the A320 single-aisle aircraft up to the larger A321neo and also to the new A321XLR. This clearly reflects Airbus successful strategy in offering customers longer-range aircraft in this segment. Moreover, Le Bourget saw successes for the A220 which won new business for 85 aircraft, and for the widebody A330neo for which Airbus received orders and commitments for 24 new aircraft.

28 May, 2019

All change at Orly....Air France welcomes its long-haul passengers at Paris Orly 3

With the inauguration of the new Orly 3 building on April 18th, Paris-Orly airport has been transformed into a single terminal, known as Paris Orly 1-2-3-4.

As of today, May 28th, 2019, Air France will welcome all its long-haul customers travelling from Paris-Orly to Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Cayenne, Saint-Denis de la Réunion and New York in this new Orly 3 building. Customers travelling to Corsica, Nantes and Lyon will also check in and board from Orly 3. The company's other flights, including La Navette, will continue to operate from Orly 1.

Orly 3: more space and comfort for passengers

13 March, 2019

Air France and Atout France strengthen their partnership to promote France as a destination

Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales & Alliances at Air France-KLM and Christian Mantei, Managing Director of Atout France, signed a partnership agreement to strengthen the joint actions of Air France and Atout France to promote France as a destination.

The partnership agreement signed today is in line with the desire to further strengthen the long-standing collaboration between Atout France and Air France to promote France on international markets.

The agreement provides for several joint promotional and information actions highlighting the diversity of French tourism, with the aim of developing tourism at various different French destinations while strengthening the service offered to Air France customers.

In 2018, Air France contributed to France’s reputation as a tourist destination by carrying 12.1 million customers to and from the country, including 8.3 customers to and from Paris and 3.8 customers to and from the French regions. Atout France has organized more than 2,700 events to promote French destinations abroad, trained 25,000 professionals and organized more than 2,000 press conferences in France.

26 November, 2018

Air France to serve Belgrade next summer

Air France will be launching a new summer seasonal service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Belgrade in Serbia from March 31st next year.

The service runs until October 26th on a daily basis and will add to the operations of codeshare partner Air Serbia, who already fly between the two cities 14 times a week. The Air France flight, AF1660 will depart Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:20, to land in Belgrade at 14:35. The return flight AF1661 leaves Belgrade at 15:25 to land back in Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 17:55. The daily flights will be flown by the carriers Airbus A319 or A320 aircraft.

At the crossroads of Eastern, Slavic and Austrian influences, Belgrade, capital of Serbia known as the white city, enjoys a vibrant cultural heritage. Serbia and its hills, in the heart of the Balkans, dotted with castles, crossed by the Danube and its Iron Gates, make it a bohemian, mixed and bewitching country.     

01 June, 2018

WestJet start Halifax - Paris service

WestJet today connected Atlantic Canada to the City of Light, with its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The flight landed in France at 10:00 a.m. local time.

"This is a historic day for WestJet as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time," said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "This new service reinforces our confidence in Atlantic Canada and our ongoing support of Nova Scotia's tourism and economic development objectives outlined in its Atlantic Gateway initiative. Paris is the latest milestone chapter in WestJet's drive to become a truly global airline, bringing Canada to the world and the world to Canada."