MONTREAL — Air France has announced a brand new, nonstop route between Paris and Ottawa, starting June 2023.
Set to be inaugurated on June 27, the service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier (YOW) will operate 5x/weekly (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) on Air France’s 224-seater Airbus A330-200, with 36 seats in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 167 in Economy.
With the addition of Ottawa, Air France will operate up to 50 weekly flights to five destinations in Canada this summer, including Quebec City (launched in summer 2022), Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver (destinations served year-round).
On the new Ottawa route, Jean-Eudes de La Bretèche, General Manager of Air France KLM Canada, said: “We are proud to be the only airline flying nonstop from Ottawa to Europe and are delighted about the new tourism, cultural and business opportunities this service between the two capitals will generate. This now brings to five the Canadian destinations Air France serves.”
Flight AF328 will leave Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:10, arriving in Ottawa at 15:05. Flight AF327 will then leave Ottawa at 17:05, arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle the following day at 06:15.
The Air France bus service currently available to customers free of charge between Montreal-Trudeau Airport and Ottawa will continue to offer two daily shuttles. The bus times are specifically scheduled to facilitate connections with Air France flights to/from Paris. Two daily bus services also link Montreal-Trudeau and Quebec City.
Inaugurated in summer 2022, the seasonal Paris-Charles de Gaulle-Quebec City service will resume this year on May 2, 2023. There will be three weekly flights on Boeing 787-9 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Flight AF352 will leave Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 20:50, and arriving in Quebec City at 22:05. Flight AF353 will then leave Quebec City at 23:55, arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:40.
Flights to destinations served year-round by Air France will also be increased, booking the overall flight capacity to Canada – the airline’s second largest long-haul market in terms of available seat capacity – by more than 25% compared to 2019. Consequently, Air France will be connecting travellers between its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub and:
- Montreal (the airline’s second leading international long-haul destination) with up to three daily flights
- Toronto with two daily flights
- Vancouver with one daily flight
In addition, KLM, part of the Air France-KLM Group, will connect Amsterdam-Schiphol airport to the following destinations in Canada this summer:
In addition, KLM, part of Air France-KLM Group, will connect Amsterdam-Schiphol airport to the following destinations in Canada this summer.
Toronto with up to 13 vols flights weekly
- Calgary with 7 flights weekly
- Vancouver with up to 7 flights weekly
- Montreal with up to 5 flights weekly
- Edmonton with up to 4 flights weekly
A KLM bus service also runs between Montreal-Trudeau and Ottawa.
For more information go to www.airfrance.com and www.klm.com.