Air France expands its North American network for Winter 2023

An Air France Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the runway.
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Air France is further enhancing its services to North America, a region that plays a vital role in its global network.

In the upcoming winter season of 2023-2024, Air France plans to operate up to 212 weekly flights, serving 21 destinations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Introduction of Raleigh-Durham

Starting from October 30, 2023, Air France will include Raleigh-Durham (RDU) in its list of American destinations. This addition marks the 14th city in the United States to be served by Air France during the winter season.

The airline already operates flights to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, New York Newark, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

To Raleigh-Durham, Air France will offer three direct flights per week departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

The flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft, featuring a capacity of 279 seats, including 30 seats in the Business cabin, 21 in Premium Economy, and 228 in Economy.

Strengthening the North American network

The route to Raleigh-Durham was previously operated by Delta Air Lines, which is Air France’s partner in the transatlantic joint venture involving Air France, KLM, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin Atlantic.


In addition to the introduction of Raleigh-Durham, Air France aims to enhance its flight frequencies to and from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

This winter season, Air France plans to offer five flights per week compared to the previous three flights in 2022, thereby providing increased connectivity and convenience for travelers.

Enhanced connections with Canada

Air France is Europe’s leading airline in terms of capacity between Europe and Canada. This winter, the airline will operate flights connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

The direct link between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Ottawa, inaugurated on June 27, will continue to operate during the winter season.

Passengers will have the convenience of five weekly flights departing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

These flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft, featuring 279 seats in total, including 30 seats in the Business cabin, 21 in Premium Economy, and 228 in Economy.

Reinforced services to Montreal and Vancouver

To meet the growing demand, Air France will enhance its flight frequencies to Montreal and Vancouver. The airline plans to operate up to 21 flights per week to Montreal, compared to the previous 17 flights during the last winter season.

Similarly, Vancouver will see an increase from three flights to five flights per week, providing passengers with more flexibility and options when traveling between Europe and these vibrant Canadian cities.

Seasonal Service to Pointe-à-Pitre and Montreal

Commencing from December 2, 2023, Air France will resume its seasonal service between Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe and Montreal.

Passengers can enjoy two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays, operated by Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi.

Montreal is among the five destinations served by the Air France Regional Caribbean Network, connecting Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) to Belém (Brazil), Cayenne (Guyana), Miami (United States), and Montreal.

KLM’s Expansion in North America

KLM, a member of the Air France-KLM Group, is also committed to expanding its presence in North America.

The airline will operate flights from its Amsterdam Schiphol hub to 19 destinations, including:

Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Calgary, Cancun, Chicago, Edmonton, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Montreal, New York JFK, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington DC.

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