Air France launches fourth Indian Gateway Chennai – Paris effective 14th June 2020

Thrice weekly direct services from Chennai – Paris Charles de Gaulle

Air France is expanding its Indian network to include Chennai with thrice weekly direct services to Paris Charles de Gaulle starting 14th June 2020, opening more opportunities for travel from India to the world.

These flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a capacity of 279 seats (30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy class).

Currently Air France operates flights from Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru.

Speaking about the new route, Mr. Jean – Noel Rault, General Manager, Air France – KLM, Indian Sub-Continent said, “We are delighted to be back in Chennai with the launch of direct services to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Chennai will be our fourth gateway in India and the second in South India. This start emphasizes the group’s commitment to further strengthen our presence in India. The thrice-weekly connection will open up more travel opportunities for the Indian customers and the new generation aircraft 787 Dreamliner will ensure a high – quality experience on board”

The flight will be available for sale by early March via the airline website https://www.airfrance.in/  and trade partners.

Flight schedules (in local time):

  • Flight AF 108 will depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle at 10:10 hours and arrive at Chennai International Airport at 23:30 hours.
  •  Flight AF 107 will depart from Chennai International Airport at 01:05 hours and arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle at 08:00 hours.

Days of operation ex Chennai:  Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays during the summer season.

The best of Air France on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Air France strives to provide best in class experience to its customers and is committed to sustainable aviation. The fleet modernization strategy is a major asset for reducing the environmental footprint.
The Boeing 787 -9 Dreamliner is a new generation aircraft with enhanced features:

The latest travel cabins – a real cocoon in the sky in the Business cabin with lie- flat beds  (30 seats); more comfort in Premium Economy (21 seats) and Economy cabins (228 seats);

  • On-board WiFi adapted to customers’ needs and expectations;
  • Windows that are approximately 30% larger than on similar aircraft;
  • Improved air pressure and humidity levels for greater travel comfort.
  • 20% less fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft;
  • A significant reduction in CO2 emissions (about 20%) as well as noise emissions.

For the 2020 summer season, Air France will operate 24 weekly flights from the 4 destinations. KLM will operate14 weekly flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Air France-KLM will operate 38 weekly flights from India to its two hubs at Paris- Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol.
In the winter season the frequencies will increase to over 40 weekly flights.

Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is the home base of Air France. Over the years the airport has transformed for the well-being and ease of customers including those in transit.

At CDG, Air France has multicultural teams familiar with the specific expectations of its international customers, including Indian customers.

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About Air France

Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a network covering 314 destinations in 116 countries thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia. With a fleet of 548 aircraft and 101.4 million passengers carried in 2017, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.

Together with its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, Air France-KLM operates the largest transatlantic joint venture with more than 275 daily flights.

The group also offers cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance solutions.

Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 19 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to more than 1,150 destinations in more than 175 countries.-Aishwarya Sharma