Air France and KLM have unveiled their schedule for flights to and from Canada for the winter season, which will run from Oct. 26 to March 28, 2015.
Air France will offer continue to offer two daily flights between Montreal and Paris, and one flight a day out of Toronto.
Air France’s Boeing 747-400s are configured with two seat classes: Economy and Business. The Airbus A340-300s are similarly configured, but also feature the airline’s intermediate Premium Economy class.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly once daily from Montreal and Toronto, six times weekly out of Calgary and five times a week from Vancouver.
All KLM flights are equipped with World Business Class and Economy Class seating. The Boeing 747s (Toronto) feature the latest in business class comfort with flat bed seats.
Both Air France and KLM offer connecting shuttle bus service to Montreal-Trudeau for Ottawa residents. In addition, a codeshare agreement with WestJet also makes it possible for travellers from 20 Canadian cities, including Victoria, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Quebec City and St-John’s, to connect with Air France and KLM flights out of Canada.
In related news, KLM is retiring its MD11 fleet, with two farewell departures scheduled from Montreal and Toronto on Oct. 25.
Aéroports de Montréal will be marking the occasion and reminds aviation enthusiasts that the Jacques-de-Lesseps plane-spotting park will be the perfect spot to watch the history-packed three-engine airliner touch down once last time at Montréal-Trudeau. The plane is expected to land at 4:45 p.m. and will be greeted be the airport’s firefighters who will give it an official salute.
For its part, KLM raffled off two pairs of tickets on Facebook for this historical flight to Amsterdam.