Air France has announced plans to resume flights to New York’s Newark airport later this year.

The French flag carrier last operated nonstop service between Paris CDG and Newark in 2012.

A daily year-round service will launch on December 12, 2022, using a B777-200 aircraft configured with 40 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy and 216 in economy.

Schedules for the routes will be as follows:

  • AF062 departs Paris CDG at 1230, arriving into Newark at 1500
  • AF063 departs Newark at 1705, arriving into Paris CDG at 0605 the following day

Air France resumed flights between Paris CDG and New York JFK in March, and currently offers a six-times-daily service on the route, alongside twice-daily flights operated by its Skyteam partner Delta.

The carrier will compete with United Airlines on the Newark-Paris CDG route, while all-business class airline La Compagnie flies between Paris Orly and Newark, as does low-cost long-haul operator French Bee.

The resumption of flights between Paris CDG and Newark means Air France will serve a total of 18 destinations in North America this winter – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, New York Newark, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC in the US; Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada; and Cancun and Mexico City in Mexico.

Earlier this month Air France said that business travel was “showing great signs of recovery”, with demand “progressively returning to pre-Covid levels”.

Air France: business travel “showing great signs of recovery”