Better brush up on your French. The country’s national airline just announced that it will be operating 200 weekly direct flights between the U.S. and Paris. That’s 20% more flights than Air France offered in 2019.
With the U.S. border having reopened in November 2021 and COVID cases abating in both countries, Air France is looking to kickstart summer travel between the U.S. and Paris. The airline currently serves 11 U.S. destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
Air France stated that on March 27 it would be resuming five weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Dallas, Texas. And on May 4, the airline would start offering three weekly seasonal flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Denver, Col.
On top of offering two new destinations, Air France will also be increasing the number of weekly flights leaving its current hubs. By the end of March, the airline plans to offer seven daily flights between New York-JFK and Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Paris-Orly airports. Between the months of April and October, Air France will continue to increase capacity on all of its U.S. routes, making the trip to Paris more accessible to U.S. passengers.
If you are planning to head to Paris, French authorities will require you to show proof of vaccination upon arrival, meaning two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, and sign a sworn statement that you don’t have any COVID symptoms and haven’t been in contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms in the last 14 days.