Air France Starts New Daily Service in Cincinnati

New Daily Non-Stop Route Begins May 9

NEW YORK, May 9 /PRNewswire/ — Beginning today, Air France is reinforcing its presence in Cincinnati with new, seasonal non-stop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Part of a 10 percent increase in U.S. capacity this year, Air France is also adding a third daily flight in Washington, D.C. today, as well as inaugurating service from Detroit on June 13.

Supplementing a code-share flight with SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines, Air France flight 383 departs at 4:25 p.m., arriving in Paris-Charles de Gaulle the following day at 6:25 a.m., offering connecting service to destinations throughout the Air France worldwide network including Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The return flight from Paris, Air France flight 382, departs at 10:20 a.m. and arrives in Cincinnati at 1:25 p.m. The equipment being used on this route is an Airbus 340-300 configured with 270 seats: 34 in l’Espace Affaires (business class) and 236 in Tempo (economy).

“We are pleased to offer this new service to our passengers in Cincinnati and throughout the tri-state region,” said Marie-Joseph Male, Air France Vice President and General Manager, U.S.A. “Our increased presence in Cincinnati is an integral part of our ongoing commitment to providing passengers with greater benefits and choices for travel to Europe and beyond.”

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 http://www.airfrance.com/us.

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