MONTREAL — Air France has released new details about its 2023-24 winter program from Canadian gateways.
Air France’s Ottawa route, inaugurated June 27 with an Airbus A330 (224 seats), will switch to a Boeing 787 (279 seats) at the end of October. Air France will operate this route with five flights every week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Flight AF328 leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 1:10 p.m., arriving in Ottawa at 3:05 p.m. Flight AF327 leaves Ottawa at 5:15 p.m., arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle the next day at 6:05 a.m. Air France is the only carrier that offers nonstop flights between Ottawa and Europe.
Flight frequencies to CDG from Montreal and Vancouver will also get a boost, with up to 21 and five a week, respectively, versus 17 and three last winter.
Finally, the Montreal-Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) route is set to return on Dec. 2 for a third season, with two flights per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays on an A320 with WiFi. Montreal is among the five destinations served via Air France’s Caribbean regional network, which connects Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) to Belém (Brazil), Cayenne (French Guiana), Miami and Montreal.
In total Air France will offer up to 38 flights a week out of Canada this winter. The top European carrier in terms of capacity between Europe and Canada, Air France will connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa all winter.
Meanwhile, KLM, a member airline of the Air France-KLM Group, will fly between its Amsterdam Schiphol hub and 19 North American destinations: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Calgary, Cancun, Chicago, Edmonton, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Montreal, New York JFK, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington.
Both carriers operate a shuttle bus service in Canada, between Montreal-Trudeau, Quebec City and Ottawa for Air France, and between Montreal-Trudeau and Ottawa for KLM.