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Air France Expands Its US Network Launching Flights to Phoenix, Arizona

In a strategic move reflecting the dynamic nature of global air travel and the increasing preference for premium cabin experiences, Air France has proudly announced the launch of its new direct service to Phoenix, Arizona. This expansion is a testament to the airline’s commitment to broadening its reach in North America, connecting the romantic allure of Paris with the vibrant energy of the Southwestern United States.

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The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner: A Blend of Comfort and Sustainability

Air France will deploy the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the Paris-Phoenix route. This aircraft choice underscores the airline’s dedication to providing a comfortable and environmentally responsible travel experience. With a thoughtful cabin configuration that includes 30 Business Class seats and 21 Premium Economy seats, Air France is catering to the burgeoning demand for an upgraded economy experience. The inclusion of 228 Economy Class seats ensures that Air France’s renowned hospitality is accessible to all.

Illuminated nighttime view of Phoenix International Airport, showcasing the terminal buildings and tarmac bustling with activity, ready to welcome Air France's new direct flights from Paris starting in 2024.

Air France AF68 Schedule and Frequency: Tailored for Convenience

The new service to Phoenix will operate three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flights are conveniently scheduled with a departure time of 10:10 from Charles de Gaulle Airport and an arrival in Phoenix at 12:10. This timing is meticulously planned to accommodate both the business traveler seeking to maximize their productivity and the leisure traveler eager to immerse themselves in their adventure.

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArrival TimeFlight Duration
Air France LogoAF68ParisCDG10:10PhoenixPHX12:1011hrs 00min
Air France LogoAF69PhoenixPHX14:10ParisCDG09:15+110hrs 05min

Expanding the Air France Network in the United States

Alongside the announcement of the Phoenix route, Air France is also excited to share updates on other U.S. destinations. Minneapolis will see the return of Air France flights from May 13th, 2024, while the Raleigh-Durham summer route will enjoy an extension through the 2024 summer season. These developments are a reflection of Air France’s responsive strategy, adapting to the travel patterns and preferences of its customers.

Comprehensive route map of Air France services across the United States, highlighting the newly added direct flight path from Paris to Phoenix in 2024, alongside other key American destinations serviced by the airline.

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The Rise of Premium Economy

The introduction of a robust premium economy offering on the Phoenix route is indicative of a wider industry trend. Travelers are increasingly seeking a middle ground between the opulence of business class and the practicality of economy. Air France is at the forefront of this shift, providing passengers with an option that harmonizes comfort, space, and affordability.

View of Phoenix International Airport

On The Centerstage of Global Connectivity

AF’s new route to Phoenix is more than just a link between two cities; it’s a bridge between cultures, economies, and people. As the airline industry continues to adapt to the post-pandemic landscape, AF remains dedicated to its vision of offering luxurious, efficient, and accessible travel options. The skies are indeed opening wider, and Air France is ensuring its passengers have the world at their fingertips.

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Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.

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