Air France has rostered its B787-9 onto a transatlantic route for the first time, following the delivery of its second Dreamliner.
The Boeing aircraft now serves one of the two daily frequencies on the carrier’s route between Paris CDG and Montreal-Trudeau, as follows:
- AF344, departing Paris at 1335, arriving into Montreal at 1455
- AF345, departing Montreal at 1650, landing back into Paris at 0530 the following day
From May 29 Air France will add a third daily frequency on the route (for the summer season until November), making it the second most North American destination served by the carrier, after New York JFK.
Air France launched its first Dreamliner services in January, with the aircraft operating routes from Paris to Cairo and London Heathrow.
The carrier’s B787-9 features 30 fully-flat business class seats (configured 1-2-1), 21 premium economy seats (2-3-2), and 225 economy seats (3-3-3).
Commenting on the move Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, said:
“Air France is one of our first airlines, serving Montreal-Trudeau for nearly 70 years. Over the years, it has been constantly renewing its fleet while at the same time improving the quality of customer service. We are delighted to welcome Air France’s B787’s first transatlantic commercial flight to Montreal-Trudeau.”