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Air France Adds New Phoenix Route

The airline is bolstering its U.S. network with new service to Phoenix.

A 787-9 Dreamliner destined for Air France during its checks at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Zera)

Air France is growing its network in the U.S. with a new route from Paris-CDG to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Slated to launch on May 23, 2024, the new route is the carrier’s 17th U.S. destination.

The new Paris-Phoenix flight will operate three times per week operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. AF68 will depart CDG at 10:10 a.m. local time and arrive in Phoenix at 12:10 p.m.  AF69 departs PHX at 2:10 p.m. local time, arriving in Paris at 9:15 a.m. the next day.

Air France will be the third European airline to serve Phoenix. The Valley of the Sun currently has service from both British Airways and Condor.

The city estimates that the new route will bring with it $30 million in annual economic impact. The number of passengers flying between Phoenix and Paris has grown by nearly 40% from 2019 levels, according to the city.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paris was Phoenix’s largest underserved market in Europe, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said during a news conference. In addition, the new route will start in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The French flag carrier recently announced it is resuming service to Minneapolis this summer. The airline also plans to extend its service from Paris to Raleigh-Durham with up to seven weekly flights.

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