Aviation News

October 5, 2012

Delta Invades Paris With New Flights From Newark, Boston and Atlanta

Air France and Delta tails lined up in Paris. (Photo by Mathieu Marquer via Flickr, CC-BY-SA)

Delta Air Lines announced Friday plans to step up service to Paris and Amsterdam in 2013 from a number of US cities. Here’s the rundown:

NEW: Daily service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
This will complement Delta and Air France’s existing flights from JFK Airport. Between the two airlines, they’ll fly between New York and Paris 7x daily next summer. Begins June 1st eastbound, June 2nd westbound.
Flight 610 | Departs EWR at 6:50 p.m. | Arrives CDG at 8:35 a.m.
Flight 609 | Departs CDG at 1:30 p.m. | Arrives EWR at 3:50 p.m.

NEW: Daily seasonal service between Boston Logan International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Air France currently flies the route twice daily. Begins June 1st eastbound, June 2nd westbound.
Flight 606 | Departs BOS at 6:45 p.m. | Arrives CDG at 7:55 a.m.
Flight 605 | Departs CDG at 10:35 a.m. | Arrives BOS at 12:50 p.m.

ADD: One extra daily flight between Atlanta and Paris.
Combined, Delta and Air France will now fly four daily flights on the route. Begins March 30th eastbound, March 31st westbound.
Flight 042 | Departs ATL at 11:20 p.m. | Arrives CDG at 2:15 p.m.
Flight 043 | Departs CDG at 8:20 a.m. | Arrives ATL at 12:20 p.m

ADD: One extra daily seasonal flight between JFK and Amsterdam.
Delta and KLM will now fly four daily flights during the summer on the route. Begins May 16th eastbound, May 17th westbound.
Flight 70 | Departs JFK at 4:10 p.m. | Arrives AMS at 6:00 a.m.
Flight 204 | Departs AMS at 9:10 a.m. | Arrives JFK at 11:25 a.m.

UPGRADE: New year-round service between Detroit and Paris on Airbus A330-200s.
Previously operated only during the summer using Boeing 767-300ER equipment.
Flight 98 | Departs DTW at 5:55 p.m. | Arrives CDG at 8:00 a.m.
Flight 99 | Departs CDG at 10:40 a.m. | Arrives DTW at 1:35 p.m.

UPGRADE: All flights to Paris from Newark, JFK, Cincinnati and Seattle will feature full-flat bed seats in BusinessElite.
These planes already had Economy Comfort, and in early 2013, Delta will begin rolling out in-flight wifi on international flights.

With Air France condensing its operations at Charles de Gaulle Airport to Terminals 2E, 2F and 2G this month, connections between Delta’s gates in 2E and Air France European flights will be quicker.

“Strengthening our network while improving our customer experience both at the airport and on board is key to our strategy. In our Paris hub, Air France and Delta customers will enjoy shorter transitions between the gates and concourses as we consolidate our airport operations,” said Bruno Matheu, Executive Vice President Marketing, Revenue Management and Network Air France-KLM and Chief Commercial Officer Air France.

“These service enhancements will bolster our presence in the Paris hub while strengthening our industry-leading joint venture with Air France-KLM,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning, Revenue Management and Marketing. “This expansion will have little effect on overall trans-Atlantic capacity discipline as Delta continues to reallocate seats into high-demand business travel markets.”

There had been speculation that Delta would fly Newark-Paris after Air France dropped the route in March 2012.

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