Air France, Delta Partner For Shuttle Service

Air France and Delta Air Lines have announced a partnership that would offer hourly flights departing daily from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to ParisCharles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY) starting next month.

The transatlantic shuttle service will improve connectivity between the two cities with nine daily flights operated between Air France and Delta. Together, the airlines will offer hourly departures from JFK starting in the late afternoon and departures from CDG and ORY every one to two hours during the day. Air France will operate six daily flights New York-JFK to Paris-CDG and one daily flight New York-JFK to Paris-ORY. Air France will operate flights with Boeing 777-300s and Airbus A350s. Delta will operate two daily flights New York-JFK to Paris-CDG with Airbus A330s. All nine flights offer at least three classes of service: business equipped with lie-flat beds; Air France Premium Economy/Delta Premium Select; and Economy/Main Cabin.

Three daily Air France flights will also offer La Première, the airline’s first class experience. Each suite has a wide seat that transforms into a lie-flat bed over six and a half feet long. It provides Michelin-starred menus signed by Anne-Sophie Pic, a curated wine and champagne list, and a range of entertainment options.

The Delta flights will offer Delta One, the airline’s premium cabin experience with lie-flat beds, amenity kits from Someone Somewhere and include sustainable products from Grown Alchemist, eco-conscious bedding and more. Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium economy cabin, includes more space to relax and stretch, besides an upgraded amenity kit and noise-canceling headsets.

This summer, Air France will operate close to 200 weekly flights from 14 U.S destinations, 20 percent higher than what Air France operated in summer 2019. This includes the recent resumption of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver routes, and the daily New York-JFK to Paris-ORY flight. Paris-Orly Airport offers travelers easy access to Paris and convenient connections to destinations in the south of France and beyond.

Delta is the largest transatlantic carrier from New York-JFK and Boston, operating up to 27 daily flights to 20 European destinations from JFK this summer. It has also resumed pre-COVID service to Zurich, Brussels, Edinburgh, Copenhagen and Prague. In Boston, Delta will operate up to nine daily flights to nine destinations, offering nearly 5,000 more seats each week compared with summer 2019.

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