Courtesy: Air France.
To meet the strong market demand, Air France will fly to Cancun throughout 2017 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, increasing the number of services to 4 weekly flights during the 2016-17 winter season, operated by Boeing 777-300 (468 seats) and 3 weekly flights during the 2017 summer season, operated by Boeing 777-200 (312 seats).
“By launching services by A380 on the Paris-Mexico City route in January 2016, Air France was the first airline to fly to Central and South America with the super jumbo. With today’s announcement of Paris-Cancun services throughout the year, which so far have been operated only in winter, Air France-KLM is confirming its development strategy on the Mexican market. These direct flights to Cancun all year round offer our French and European passengers direct access to the Riviera Maya, a very popular region with tourists”, said Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales and Alliances at Air France-KLM.
Flight schedules for the 2017 summer season (in local time):
AF650: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:15, arrives in Cancun at 16:05;
AF651: leaves Cancun at 18:20, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:00.
Flights operated on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Air France-KLM, European leader to Central and South America and the Caribbean
During the 2016-17 winter season, the Air France-KLM group will operate up to 18 weekly flights to Mexico:
4 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Cancun, operated by Air France;
7 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico City, operated by Air France;
7 weekly flights between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Mexico City.
Air France, the first airline to serve Mexico City by Airbus A380, also offers services between Paris and Mexico City on a codeshare basis with Aeromexico, providing a wide range of connecting opportunities on the Mexican airline’s domestic network.
Leader in Central and South America and the Caribbean in terms of seat capacity, Air France-KLM serves 27 destinations* in this region, and offers more than 261 weekly flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
*: Aruba, Bogota, Bonaire, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Cali, Caracas, Cayenne, Curacao, Fort de France, Guayaquil, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Paramaribo, Pointe à Pitre, Port au Prince, Punta Cana, Quito, Santo Domingo, Saint Martin, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.
Source: Air France.