Air France Launches Additional Flight From Washington, D.C.

Third Daily Frequency From Dulles to Paris-Charles De Gaulle Begins May 9

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — Due to growing demand in Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia, Air France adds a third daily frequency from Washington-Dulles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on May 9. Air France has been serving Washington, D.C. since 1964.

Served by A330-200 aircraft, the third non-stop flight provides three classes of service with a total of 211 seats: six in l’Espace Premiere (First class), 42 in l’Espace Affaires (Business Class) and 163 in Tempo (Economy). Flight AF025 departs Washington-Dulles at 6:45 p.m., arriving in Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:20 a.m. the next day. The return flight from Paris, AF024, departs at 1:20 p.m. and arrives in Washington-Dulles at 4:00 p.m. The other two flights also provide three classes of service.

Marie-Joseph Male, Air France Vice President and General Manager, U.S.A., said: “Washington-Dulles continues to be one of the most successful Air France routes in the U.S. We are increasing capacity by 10 percent in America this summer, and Washington plays a strategic role in our expansion. This market has strong business traffic to not only Paris, but to many destinations in our network around the world. The third daily frequency, choice of three classes of service and easy connections from our Paris hub provide added convenience and flexibility to the more than eight million residents in the Washington region.”

The third frequency* completes a perfect timetable in the Washington, D.C.-Paris route schedule:

(the following day)
AFO39 using B777 5:05 p.m. 6:30 a.m.
*AF025 using A330-20 6:45 p.m. 8:20 a.m.
AF027 using B777 10:10 p.m. 11:35 a.m.

AF028 using B77 10:20 a.m. 12:40 p.m.
*AF024 using A330-200 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
AF026 using B777 4:40 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

About Air France

Recently named “Airline of the Year for 2005″ by Air Transport World, the Air France-KLM group operates 2,000 daily flights out of Paris and Amsterdam to 225 destinations worldwide. In the U.S., Air France currently flies from 12 U.S. gateways and provides service from 125 U.S. cities through code-share agreements with SkyTeam partners, Delta and Continental. A 13th gateway, Detroit, will begin on June 13, 2005. For more information and for immediate access to the best Air France fares and to purchase tickets online, log on to

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