Air France has announced plans to fly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Quebec City this summer, marking its fourth destination in Canada.
The French flag carrier will operate three weekly flights (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) to Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International airport from May 17.
The flights will be operated by A330-200 aircraft and feature 224 seats across three cabins (36 business, 21 premium economy, 167 economy).
Business class seats convert into fully-flat 2-metre long beds, while there are fixed-shell seats in premium economy which recline to 130 degrees and offer lumbar support. Economy seats recline to 118 degrees and have an “ergonomic seat foam”.
The cabins will feature wifi connection throughout the flight, an IFE system with over 1,000 hours of content on large HD screens, and individual USB sockets to recharge electronic devices.
Schedules are as follows:
AF0352 departs Paris 1310, arrives in Quebec City at 1440
AF0353 departs Quebec City at 1700, arrives in Paris the following day at 0545
The carrier also provides a daily bus service linking Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport to Quebec City, which is free of charge to all customers connecting from an Air France flight.
The airline has been operating to Canada since 1950, with the country representing the airline’s second largest long-haul market in seats offered.
Air France operates four daily flights to Montreal, two daily flights to Toronto, and one daily flight to Vancouver year-round.
The carrier says that its capacity to and from Canada will be 25 per cent higher than before the pandemic, making it the “leading European airline in terms of capacity between Europe and Canada”.
Note that the airline states that the flight schedule is subject to change depending on travel restrictions. It is currently offering passengers fully flexible tickets until February 28, 2022, for travel until June 30, 2022.
Meanwhile, Canadian airline Air Transat is launching a nonstop weekly connection from Quebec City to London Gatwick from May 11 until September 28, 2022. The route will be operated by the airline’s A321LR aircraft, configured with 187 economy seats and 12 premium economy seats.