April 19, 2021 / Air France (AF) will be the first Skyteam member carrier to offer non-stop flights from Europe to Denver (DEN), as it will start a three-weekly service to the Colordado city on July 2. Flights will run through to October 29 and will be offered from Paris (CD) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays by a Boeing 787-9 with 30 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 228 seats in Economy Class.
The new service means that Air France will offer flights to 12 US cities during the forthcoming summer season: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTW), Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington DC (IAD).
The new route to DEN is aimed at targeting tourists visiting the region’s many National Parks. According to Denver International Airport data, the new service from Paris is estimated to create up to 150 new jobs in the area and generate between 15 and 20USD mln in annual economic impact on Colorado’s economy.
“The establishment by Air France of a brand-new transatlantic route during these challenging times in aviation is a remarkable endorsement of the resiliency of demand for travel to Denver” said DEN’s CEO, Kim Day. (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Alan Wilson)