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Air France plans a massive network to the United States for Summer 2022

Air France has announced that it will serve 14 destinations in the United States this summer with close to 200 weekly flights, 20% more than during summer 2019.

Massive US network for the summer season

Air France states that it has been gradually increasing its service to the United States since the country opened its borders to international travellers in November 2021. US is the airline’s leading long-haul destination in terms of seat capacity.

Air France currently serves 11 destinations in the United States, with capacity between France and the United States corresponding to 90% of 2019 levels. For the summer 2022 season (April – October), Air France plans to continue to increase capacity on US routes, with plans to serve 14 airports in the United States. These are:

  • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Miami International Airport
  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wane County Airport
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport

Starting 27th March 2022, Air France will once-again operate daily flights between Paris Orly Airport and New York JFK. New York will thus be served by two Paris airports; Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, with a total of up to 7 daily flights.

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As of 27th March 2022, the airline will resume flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with up to 5-weekly flights.

And starting 4th May 2022, will once-again operate 3-flights-a-week between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Denver International Airport. This will be a seasonal service which the airline launched last year.

Air France will still offer a select number of flights out of Miami to the Caribbean on narrowbody aircraft. It will also operate flight from Los Angeles to Tahiti, which is a continuation flight that originates in Paris.

“Ready To Fly” service now available on all flights to and from the US

The flag carrier of France, in July 2021, launched “Ready To Fly”, a free and optional service allowing passengers to request and receive confirmation that they have all the health documents required for their trip before going to the airport. The airline states that this service provides passengers greater peace of mind and a smoother boarding process, by avoiding multiple checks on the day of departure.

Ready To Fly is being progressively deployed throughout the Air France network. It is currently available on more than 140 routes on departure from 80 airports, representing more than 600 daily flights including all flights to and from the United States.

As part of its commercial policy, Air France is currently offering fully modifiable tickets for flights booked by 28th February 2022 for travel until 30th June 2022. Passengers can modify their reservation free of charge, or request a refundable credit voucher if they no longer wish to travel. If the flight is cancelled by the airline, the customer can choose to postpone their trip, request a full ticket refund or receive a credit voucher, which is also refundable if not used.

Meanwhile, Air France recently announced the addition of Quebec City as its fourth Canadian destination with flights launching in May 2022.

Featured image by Air France

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