Aviation News

June 26, 2009

XL Airways France Begins Seasonal JFK-Paris CDG Service

XL Airways France A330-243 (F-GRSQ) touches down at CDG. .)

XL Airways France A330-243 (F-GRSQ) touches down at CDG. (Photograph by phinalanji)

XL Airways France will begin twice weekly summer service between JFK and Paris (CDG) starting today, June 26th, using A330-200 aircraft. Barring a substantial delay, however, it seems neither their arrival nor departure will be spottable on this side of the Atlantic as they both occur well after dark. The Monday and Friday flights are scheduled to get to JFK at 10pm local time, and then head back to France at 11:55pm.


SE010 CDG2005 – 2200JFK 332 1
SE050 CDG2005 – 2200JFK 332 5

SE011 JFK2355 – 1245+1CDG 332 1
SE051 JFK2355 – 1245+1CDG 332 5

The service will end Monday, Sept. 7th.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m on that 11:55pm flight this Sat. Can anyone tell me about their experiences?