Fly off to Chennai in India, a new Air France destination
As from 14 June 2020, the Air France long-haul network will be expanding with the launch of a new Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Chennai route. Customers will be able to travel to Chennai (South India) thanks to three weekly direct flights operated by Boeing 787-9 with a capacity of 279 seats (30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy class).
Flight schedules (in local time):
AF108: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:10, arrives in Chennai at 23:30;
AF107: leaves Chennai at 01:05, arrives in Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08:00.
During the summer season, flights will operate from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and from Chennai on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tickets will be available as from 2 March 2020 on www.airfrance.com.
The best of Air France on board the Boeing 787
For Air France customers traveling to Chennai, the Boeing 787 provides a number of assets:
- The new Air France travel cabins – a real cocoon in the sky in the Business cabin (30 seats); more comfort in Premium Economy (21 seats) and Economy cabins (228 seats);
- On-board WiFi adapted to customers’ needs and expectations;
- Windows that are approximately 30% larger than on similar aircraft;
- Improved air pressure and humidity levels for greater travel comfort;
- 20% less fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft;
- A significant reduction in CO2 emissions (about 20%) as well as noise emissions.
Chennai, the gateway to South India
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is a city that has it all. Ancient temples, bustling markets, an enduring colonial history and much more, Chennai will leave the travelers amazed and enthralled. Visitors can stroll around the ancient temples and churches, the Saint George Fort that started the story of the British Empire in the east, or just enjoy the relaxing beach vibes at Marina Beach.
Air France and India
Chennai is the fourth gateway of the Air France network in India after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. For the 2020 summer season, Air France will operate 24 weekly flights to the 4 destinations. KLM will operate 14 weekly flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
In total, the Air France-KLM group will operate 38 weekly flights to India from its two hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol.
As part of its commitment to continue to offer the best possible service, Air France provides customers travelling on its Indian routes with personalized and custom-designed service both on board and at the airport.
To make passenger handling easier, Air France has multicultural teams familiar with the specific expectations of its international customers, including Indian customers. On a daily basis, they welcome close to 5,000 passengers, helping them with check-in and with their connections between flights.
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. It offers its customers access to a network covering 312 destinations in 116 countries thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia. With a fleet of 554 aircraft and 104 million passengers carried in 2019, 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 programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.
The group also offers cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance solutions.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 19 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to more than 1,150 destinations in more than 175 countries.