Air France adds Paris-Abu Dhabi to its longhaul network

The new Air France Airbus A350 at the terminal.
Photo Credit: Air France

Air France is making further strides in diversifying its long-haul routes, with the new addition of Abu Dhabi to its destination list.

As of October 29, 2023, Air France will commence direct flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

This daily service will be operated by the advanced Airbus A350-900, offering 324 seats to accommodate passengers in Business, Premium Economy, and Economy classes.

Abu Dhabi: A Blend of tradition and modernity

Abu Dhabi, situated on the captivating Arabian Peninsula, stands tall as the cultural and economic hub of the United Arab Emirates.

A city where history gracefully blends with modernity, Abu Dhabi offers a plethora of attractions that allure travelers from all corners of the globe.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a breathtaking architectural marvel, stands as a testament to the nation’s spiritual devotion.

The historic Qasr Al Hosn Fort provides a glimpse into the city’s heritage, while the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by the visionary architect Jean Nouvel, celebrates the world’s artistic treasures.


Air France winter: Exploring the Middle East

In addition to the exciting route to Abu Dhabi, Air France is gearing up to connect travelers to several other captivating destinations in the Middle East.

 This winter, jet-setters can experience the vibrant charm of Beirut in Lebanon, the futuristic allure of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the ancient wonders of Cairo in Egypt, and the cultural richness of Tel Aviv in Israel.

With up to 49 weekly flights, Air France is ensuring that travelers have convenient options to explore these Middle Eastern cities.

North American expansion

Air France has also continued to bolster its winter flight services to North America, currently one of its most dynamic markets in the world.

For winter 2023-2024, the airline plans to operate up to 212 weekly flights to 21 destinations in the US, Canada and Mexico. 

USA: 14th destination added

Effective October 30, 2023, Air France will be adding a new American destination to its network: Raleigh-Durham (RDU).

This winter, the North Carolina capital will become Air France 14th US destination, after Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, Newark, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

The carrier will operate 3 weekly non-stop flights Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on a Boeing 787-9 equipped with 279 seats (30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy).

Canada: Up to 38 flights a week to 4 destinations this winter

Air France is also planning more flights higher north, from/to Canada. The top European carrier in terms of capacity between Europe and Canada, Air France will connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa all winter.

The non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Ottawa recently introduced on June 27 will continue for the winter season.

The airline will operate 5 flights every week, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, on a Boeing 787-9 equipped with 279 seats (30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy). 

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