SOURCE: Air France

February 20, 2007 04:00 ET

Air France Opens New U.S. Gateway in Seattle

Expanding Its U.S. Market Presence

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Air France announces the opening of its 13th U.S. gateway, Seattle, with a new, daily non-stop flight to Paris beginning June 11, 2007.

Throughout the past decade, Air France has continually expanded its presence in the United States. It has done this through the addition of new flights and gateways across the country. With the addition of the Seattle flight, Air France now covers the U.S. Northwestern market, giving its passengers greater access to Paris and beyond.

"We are pleased to add Seattle as our newest gateway," said Air France Vice President and General Manager Marie-Joseph Malé. "Seattle is home to many leaders in the aerospace, biotechnology, computer technology and manufacturing industries, among others. We are confident that both the business community and the diverse international population in the Seattle area will benefit from our extensive global network and enjoy the exceptional travel experience Air France offers its passengers."

Flight Schedule

Flight AF041 offers a convenient departure from Seattle at 16:55 p.m., arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport at 11:40 a.m. the following day. The return flight, AF046, departs at 13:20 p.m. and arrives in Seattle at 14:35 p.m. the same day.

The Seattle flight offers easy connections beyond Paris with Air France's expansive global network throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

New Travel Concept

The Seattle flight will be serviced with an A330-200 featuring Air France's New Travel Concept in a two-class configuration: 40 seats in l'Espace Affaires Business Class and 179 in Tempo Economy Class. Air France's New Travel Concept adds more space, new seats and chic interiors to provide passengers with a relaxing and comfortable travel experience.

About Air France

Recipient of Aviation Week & Space Technology's "2006 Commercial Air Transport Laureate," and named "Airline of the Year for 2005" by Air Transport World, the Air France KLM group operates more than 2,470 daily flights out of Paris and Amsterdam to 242 destinations in 105 countries. In the U.S., Air France currently serves from 13 U.S. gateways and provides service from 125 U.S. cities through code-share agreements with SkyTeam partners Delta, Continental and NWA. For more information or to purchase tickets, log onto, contact your travel professional or call Air France Reservations 1-800-237-2747.

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