Air France to launch new service to Seattle next summer

Press release



NEW YORK, N.Y. – October 5, 2017

Starting on March 25, 2018, Air France will offer its customers non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle with up to five weekly flights connecting the two cities. The route will be serviced by a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest generation long-haul travel cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy, with a capacity of 280 to 312 seats.

Flight schedules (in local time):

• AF355: leaves Seattle at 16:30, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:10.

• AF338: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:30, arrives in Seattle at 14:20.

Flights are operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

This new destination in the US is in addition to the flights operated as part of the joint venture with Delta Air Lines.

Air France in the U.S.

During the 2017-18 winter season, Air France will serve 12 destinations in the U.S. on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Destinations include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

A powerful network between Europe and the U.S.

With more than 270 transatlantic flights and a fleet of nearly 140 aircraft, the joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines offers customers the benefits of a vast network offering more frequencies, preferential rates and harmonized services across the Atlantic. The joint venture network is organized around seven main hubs - Amsterdam-Schiphol, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG and Rome-FCO, as well as Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Los Angeles.

The joint venture allows customers to access more than 270 destinations beyond the 27 North American gateways and offers more than 215 destinations beyond the 30 European gateways throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. This alliance represents over 20 percent of total transatlantic capacity and generates approximately 10 billion dollars in anticipated annual revenue. In accordance with the terms of this agreement, the partners jointly operate their transatlantic routes, thus sharing revenue and costs.


About Air France

Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer program is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.

Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights.

Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 17,000 daily flights to more than 1,060 destinations in 177 countries.

To experience Air France, it’s this way.


Press Department
Atout France US