Air France has announced new international service between Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and its main hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. Air France will operate up to five weekly flights beginning March 31, 2019, utilizing Airbus A330 aircraft on the route. Air France will launch new service from DFW.
“We’re pleased to welcome Air France back to DFW Airport and bring more international flight service to the Dallas Fort Worth region,” Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport, said in a news release. “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,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in the announcement.
He said the new connection would strengthen business ties with France and Western Europe. There are more than 120 French-owned companies operating offices or other facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth.
“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,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
Rawlings and Price led a trade mission to France in June with DFW Airport and other organizations. Meetings were held with Air France executives and other European companies.
Air France said in a news release that the DFW connection will be the 13th U.S. destination for flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Equipment on the flight will be Airbus A330 with a capacity of 224 seats, including 36 in business class and 21 in premium economy class.. Throughout the summer 2019 season, up to five weekly flights will connect the two cities.
The flight schedule announced by the airline: AF159: departs Dallas-Fort Worth at 3:45 p.m., arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:15 a.m.; and AF150: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:10 a.m., arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth at 1:50 p.m.
Flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from March 31 to June 30 and from Sept. 4 to Oct. 25, 2019, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 1 to Sept. 1.
– FWBP Staff