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Air France is increasing its operations in Canada

In summer 2023, Air France will become the top European carrier in terms of capacity between Europe and Canada

Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Jacob MeissnerOttawa, Photo by Jacob Meissner

Air France is set to expand its presence in Canada with 50 weekly flights to five destinations, including Ottawa (a new destination in 2023) and Quebec (new in 2022), along with Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver (which are year-round destinations).

The route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier will commence on June 27, 2023, and will have five weekly flights with Airbus A330-200 aircraft that can accommodate up to 224 passengers. With 36 seats in Business class, 21 in Premium Economy, and 167 in Economy, Air France will be the only airline offering direct flights between Ottawa and Europe.

Additionally, Air France customers from six Spanish airports can travel to Canada this winter by connecting to the Canadian flight network from Paris-CDG.

The free Air France bus service between Montreal-Trudeau Airport and Ottawa will continue to offer two daily frequencies that are sometimes adjusted to suit connections with Air France flights to and from Paris.

From Paris to Ottawa and Montreal

The same service is accessible between Montreal-Trudeau and Quebec City, with two daily frequencies.

Since 1950, Air France has been operating in Canada and this summer, it will become the top European carrier in terms of capacity between Europe and Canada.

Ottawa, Canada’s federal capital and the country’s fourth most populous city, is renowned for its federal institutions and its close association with nature. Visitors can explore the city’s exceptional architectural heritage on foot, by boat, or by bike along the region’s 800 km of urban and rural paths. The city also boasts numerous museums, providing an opportunity to discover the history and culture of Canada.

Resuming Paris-Quebec flights

in 2023, Air France will resume its seasonal Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Quebec route, which began in summer 2022. Starting from May 2, 2023, Boeing 787-9 aircraft will operate three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

The airline will also strengthen its connections to other Canadian destinations, with a capacity increase of over 25% compared to 2019. Air France will connect its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub to Montreal with up to three daily flights, Toronto with three daily flights, and Vancouver with one daily flight.

KLM’s flights to Canada

KLM, which is part of the Air France-KLM group, will provide connections from Amsterdam-Schiphol to several Canadian destinations. These include Toronto with a maximum of 13 weekly flights, Calgary with seven weekly flights, Vancouver with a maximum of seven weekly flights, Montreal with a maximum of five weekly flights, and Edmonton with up to four weekly flights.

However, this flight schedule is subject to change and depends on obtaining the necessary government approvals. Furthermore, the schedule takes into account the sanitary measures in place at the destinations to which the airline flies.

Before traveling, Air France urges its customers to review the entry conditions and required documents for their destination.

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