Delta Air Lines is increasing its presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport next summer with new year-round and seasonal service from 11 destinations in the United States.
The expanded service means Delta Air Lines will offer flights between Paris and its hubs at New York JFK, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and Cincinnati, as well as the key business markets of Newark, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
All flights will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s transatlantic joint venture partner Air France, like Delta a member of the SkyTeam Alliance.
Delta’s expanded and enhanced Paris service includes:
● New non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport, complementing Delta and Air France’s existing service from JFK and Delta’s existing service to Amsterdam;
● New summer seasonal service from Boston Logan International Airport, complementing a pair of existing daily Air France flights;
● An additional flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, increasing the total number of daily flights between Atlanta and Paris on the joint venture carriers to four; and
● Upgauged and expanded service between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, from seasonal Boeing 767-300ER service to year-round Airbus A330-300 service.
“These service enhancements will bolster our presence in the Paris hub while strengthening our industry-leading joint venture with Air France-KLM,” says Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – network planning, revenue management and marketing. “This expansion will have little effect on overall transatlantic capacity discipline as Delta continues to reallocate seats into high-demand business travel markets.”
As Delta continues to build its transatlantic service at European hubs it will also add an extra seasonal flight between New York JFK and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, resulting in a combined four daily summer flights between both Delta and transatlantic joint venture partner KLM. KLM is a sister company of Air France in the Air France-KLM Group and is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance.
Beginning in 2013, the new Paris-Newark flight and Delta’s existing flights from Paris to Cincinnati, New York JFK, and Seattle will feature full-flat bed seats in the carrier’s BusinessElite cabins, offering each customer direct aisle access.
Delta flights also feature Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy product, offering four inches of additional legroom and 50 per cent more seat recline. Delta recently announced it will begin offering in-flight internet service on its long-haul international fleet in early 2013.
“Strengthening our network while improving our customer experience both at the airport and on board is key to our strategy. In our Paris hub, Air France and Delta customers will enjoy shorter transitions between the gates and concourses as we consolidate our airport operations,” says Bruno Matheu, Air France-KLM’s executive vice president marketing, revenue management and network, and Air France’s chief commercial officer Air France.
Effective this month, Air France operations at its primary hub Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport will be concentrated in Terminals 2E, 2F and 2G. Connections at Paris Charles de Gaulle will be shorter and faster for passengers on Delta flights arriving at Terminal 2E and traveling to a European destination, according to Delta.
Delta’s schedule between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) will see flight DL610 leaving EWR daily at 6:50 p.m. from June 1 and landing at CDG at 8:35 a.m. the following morning, local time. In the other direction, flight DL609 will depart CDG daily at 1:30 p.m. from June 2 and reach EWR at 3:50 p.m., local time.
The carrier’s schedule between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle calls for flight DL606 to push back from the gate at BOS at 6:45 p.m. from June 1, in order to make a 7:55 a.m. arrival the following morning at CDG, local time. The return flight, DL605, is timed to leave CDG at 10:35 a.m. (from June 2) and to reach BOS at 12:50 p.m. local time.
Delta’s additional flight schedule between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Paris Charles de Gaulle calls for flight DL042 to begin taxiing at ATL at 11:20 p.m. from March 30 and touch down at CDG at 2:15 p.m. the following day, local time. In the other direction, DL043, is timed to depart CDG at 8:20 a.m. from March 31 and get to ATL at 12:20 p.m. local time.
The airline’s schedule between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport sees flight DL98 departing DTW at 5:55 p.m. and getting to CDG at 8:00 a.m. the following morning, local time. The return flight, DL99, pushes back from the gate at CDG at 10:40 a.m. and arrives at DTW at 1:35 p.m. local time.
Delta’s additional flight schedule between New York JFK (JFK) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) calls for flight DL70 to begin taxiing at JFK at 4:10 p.m. from May 16, in order to land at AMS at 6:00 a.m. the following morning, local time. In the other direction, flight DL204 is timed to leave AMS at 9:10 a.m. from May 17 and reach JFK at 11:25 a.m. local time.