Air France and Delta to offer ‘shuttle service’ between New York and Paris this summer

“From early June, there will be flights every one to two hours during the day from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle to New York JFK. From New York, a flight to Paris departs almost every hour from late afternoon,” Air France reported. The French airline itself flies back and forth on this route six times a day, the other two return flights are operated by Delta.

Specifically, the scheme looks like this: departures from Paris CDG at 8:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, 19:30, departure from New York-JFK at 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM, 11:00 PM, 11:55 PM.

Air France also offers a daily return flight to New York from Orly, the second airport of Paris, but that flight is not counted for the ‘shuttle service’.

Not unique
This transatlantic shuttle service is not entirely unique: between London Heathrow and New York JFK, a flight will depart almost every hour next summer. This was already the case before the corona crisis and it is now the case again. In total there are even nineteen return flights a day, operated by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue.

In addition to the eight return flights of Air France and Delta with their ‘shuttle service’, there will also be a daily flight of American Airlines between Paris CDG and New York JFK next summer. In total, therefore, there are nine return flights a day between those two airports.

Air France expects to offer more capacity to North America next summer than before the corona crisis. The number of daily flights to the United States is even 20 percent higher than in 2019. In total (ie across the entire network, not just North America), the French expect to offer 90 percent of the old capacity.

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