Air France Celebrates 40th Year of Boston-Paris Flights

- City of Boston Declares Nov. 3rd Air France Day –

BOSTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — This week, Air France celebrates its 40th year of serving the Boston region with flights to Paris and beyond. In recognition of the milestone, The City of Boston proclaimed today Air France Day and will present the airline with a certificate in recognition and appreciation of Air France’s 40 years of Outstanding Service Boston/Paris/Boston.

Additionally, The Massachusetts Port Authority and Air France executives welcomed the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Boston flight yesterday with a ceremonial water cannon greeting flight AF332 arriving from Paris, and provided entertainment and refreshments at the gate for passengers departing on flights AF337 and AF321.

Demonstrating its commitment to the Boston market, Air France recently introduced its New Travel Concept on the Boston-Paris route with newly styled Airbus A340-300 aircraft featuring enhanced comfort levels for passengers. Along with new services and amenities in all classes of service, Air France has added more space, new seats and chic interiors to bring back the glamour and elegance of air travel. Flights AF321 and AF322 are now served by Air France’s New Travel Concept in two two-classes of service: l’Espace Affaires (Business Class) and Tempo (Economy Class).

“The 40th anniversary of our Boston service is an exciting milestone for Air France,” said Mr. Marie-Joseph Male, Air France Vice President and General Manager, U.S.A. “We are honored to be recognized by the City of Boston with this proclamation and look forward to continuing our positive relationship with the region and our passengers with superior service, quality and comfort.”

Daily Service, Convenient Schedule

Air France offers the only non-stop, year round service between Boston and Paris with double daily flights during the summer season and 11 weekly frequencies in winter. Scheduled for convenience, Air France flight AF321 departs Boston at 7:55 p.m. and arrives in Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 8:50 a.m. the following day. The return flight, AF322, departs Paris-CDG at 3:55 p.m. and arrives in Boston at 5:50 p.m. the same day. Operating four times per week, Air France flight AF337 departs Boston at 5:30 p.m. arriving in Paris-CDG at 6:20 a.m. the next day. The return flight, AF332, departs Paris-CDG at 1:15 p.m. and arrives in Boston at 3:10 p.m. the same day.

The Boston flight schedule allows easy connections beyond Paris with Air France’s expansive worldwide network throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. At Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Air France offers 17,900 weekly medium- and long-haul connecting opportunities (49% more than Europe’s next largest hub).

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 13 U.S. gateways and provides service from 125 U.S. cities through code-share agreements with SkyTeam partners, Delta and Continental. For more information and for immediate access to the best Air France fares and to purchase tickets online, log on to http://www.airfrance.com/us .

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