Air France to launch non-stop flight to Paris

Air France announced to launch non-stop flights to Paris at its press conference on Sep. 29 in Ho Chi Minh City.

To mark a new step in its development in Vietnam, Air France, a founding member of SkyTeam, operates non-stop services between Ho Chi Minh City and Paris three times a week in Boeing 747-400 as from November 2.

Thierry Beragnes, Country Manager Vietnam, tells media about non-stop flights to Paris at the press conference at 5-star Caravelle Hotel  on Sep. 29 in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: Uyen Phuong)

The aircraft will be equipped with 40 business and 396 economy seats.

In addition, by strengthening the terms of the code-share agreement signed with Vietnam Airlines, Air France customers will be offered 2 frequencies per week from Ho Chi Minh City and 5 frequencies from Hanoi, operated by Vietnam Airlines. Air France will thus propose 10 weekly flights to Paris, all being non-stop.

Two months later, Air France will introduce on the route the new generation Boeing 777-300ER, offering the full range of Air France in-flight products, including the new Premium Voyageur seat, positioned midway between the Business and Economy cabins.

Passengers will be served a dedicated choice of Vietnamese meals amongst the traditional renowned French cuisine and wines.

Thierry Beragnes, Country Manager Vietnam, expressed fervent hope for the new flights as Vietnam’s economy has grown steadily.

Beyond its Paris – Charles de Gaulle hub, Air France opens its extensive network to a large choice of destinations to France, Europe and to the world,

To celebrate our new full non-stop service and new aircraft on the route, a special promotion at US$777 is on sale until October 24. The fare does not include taxes and surcharges. However, it is also valid for a return trip to Paris, France or Europe commenced from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City between  November 1, 2010 and  March 31, 2011.

Further information, visit the website www.airfrance.com.vn

By Uyen Phuong

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