Air France Bolsters Its Canadian Service  

Air France is increasing capacity to Canada – the carrier’s second  largest long-haul market in terms of available seat capacity.

In summer 2023, Air France will operate up to 50 weekly flights to 5 destinations in Canada: Ottawa (new service in 2023), Quebec City (new service in 2022), Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver (destinations served year-round by Air France).

The service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier (YOW) will be inaugurated on June 27, 2023, and will be operated five times weekly – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays – on Air France’s 224-seater Airbus A330-200 (36 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy, and 167 in Economy).

Jean-Eudes de La Bretèche, General Manager of Air France KLM Canada, said: “We are proud to be the only airline flying non-stop 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.”

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 and 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 starting on May 2, 2023. There will be three weekly flights on Boeing 787-9 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Flights to destinations served year-round by Air France will also be increased, boosting the overall flight capacity to Canada by more than 25% compared to 2019. Consequently, Air France will be connecting travellers between its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub and:

  • Montreal (the company’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 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.

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