Air France Launches Seattle Service From Summer 2018

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Air France has announced that it will launch a non-stop service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Seattle from summer 2018 using its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

From 25 March 2018 Air France will operate the Paris – Seattle route 4x/week rising to 5x/week between 19 June and 2 September.

The currently posted schedule looks like this:

AF338 CDG 13:10 – 14:20 SEA (Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun)
AF355 SEA 16:30 – 11:10+1 day CDG (Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun)

The added frequency flown between 19 June and 2 September will operate on Thursdays.

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Air France hasn’t specified which of its 4 versions of the 777-200 will operate this route but we do know that the aircraft will offer between 280 and 312 seats.

The seat maps currently loaded in the reservations system show the following cabin configurations:

  • 40 Business Class seats
  • 24 Premium Economy seats
  • 216 Economy Class seats

This is good news as that’s the 777-200 variant with the least dense layout and with the highest number of premium cabin seats.

Further good news (for Business Class travelers) is that Air France’s 777 fleet comes equipped with its newer Business Class product….

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…and not the sadly outdated product found on the airline’s Airbus A380s.

The non-so-good news is that Air France condemns passengers to 10-across seating in the Economy Class cabin so seats are a very tight 17″ wide…although they do offer 32″ of seat pitch which is an inch more than on a lot of transatlantic flights.

Ait France has confirmed that this new route is in addition to the operations in place courtesy of its joint venture with Delta.