Air France Extends Its Network in the USA

Announces Code-Share Agreement with Continental Airlines

PARIS, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Air France and Continental Airlines signed a code-share agreement when Continental joined the SkyTeam Alliance in September 2004.

Effective from 26 February, 2005, this agreement will enable Air France customers travelling on Air France transatlantic flights to continue their trip to 21 destinations in the United States on flights operated by Continental under ‘AF’ code.

Here is a list of the destinations available:

Via Houston: Albuquerque (New Mexico), Austin (Texas), Brownsville (Texas), Corpus Christi (Texas), Dallas Fort Worth (Texas), El Paso (Texas), Harlingen (Texas), McAllen (Texas), Midland (Texas), Lake Charles (Louisiana), Laredo (Texas), Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Phoenix (Arizona), San Antonio (Texas), San Diego (California) and Tucson (Arizona).

Via Newark: Baltimore (Maryland), Cleveland (Ohio), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Raleigh/Durham (North Carolina) and Rochester (New York).

This agreement should be extended to other destinations in the months to come. Together with its partners, Continental and Delta, both members of SkyTeam, Air France already serves a network of 125 destinations in the USA directly or under code-share agreements.

In return, Continental will be able to use its ‘CO’ code on Air France flights beyond Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle to 12 destinations in France, Europe and the Middle East.

As a member of the SkyTeam Alliance with Air France, Continental Airlines flies to 272 destinations and operates nearly 3,000 flights daily offering passengers who are members of the Air France frequent flyer programme ‘Frequence Plus,’ even more opportunities to accrue miles and earn reward tickets. Continental also has 28 airport lounges available bringing the total number of SkyTeam lounges up to 390.

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