Air France has announced plans for a new route between Paris and the Canadian capital Ottawa.

A five-times-weekly service will launch on June 27, operated by an A330-200 aircraft configured with 36 seats in business class, 21 in premium economy and 167 in economy.

Flight schedules are as follows:

  • AF364 departs Paris CDH at 1310, arriving into Ottawa at 1505
  • AF361 departs Ottawa at 1705, arriving into Paris CDG at 0615 the following day

Air France will be the only airline offering direct, nonstop flights between Ottawa and Europe.

The carrier’s seasonal route to Quebec City – which first launched in 2022 – will return with a thrice-weekly service from May 2.

In total Air France will operate up to 50 weekly flights to five Canadian destinations this summer (Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), with a 25 per cent increase in flight capacity compared to 2019.

There will be a daily service to Montreal, twice-daily flights to Toronto, and up to three flights per day to Montreal.

Meanwhile sister carrier KLM will operate up to 13 flights per week from Amsterdam Schiphol to Toronto, as well as daily flights to Calgary and Vancouver, five weekly services to Montreal and four flights per week to Edmonton.

Air France also offers a free shuttle bus services from Montreal airport to Quebec City and Ottawa, while KLM operates a bus service between Montreal and Ottawa.,