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Air France to launch flights to Minneapolis and Kuala Lumpur, summer 2013

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Air France is continuing the development of its international long-haul network with two new destinations in summer 2013: Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to both destinations will be easily accessible for UK passengers, with services from 8 departure points across the UK and Ireland providing seamless connections to Air France’s global network.
 
Minneapolis – St. Paul
 
From 21 May to 1 September 2013, Air France will operate seasonal flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul from Paris-Charles de Gaulle* airport. The route will be served by Airbus A340 with a schedule as follows:
 
AF 694:      Departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle 13:50 – Arrives Minneapolis-St. Paul 16:05

AF 697:      Departs Minneapolis-St. Paul 20:00 – Arrives Paris-Charles de Gaulle 11:25
 
In the United States, Minneapolis-St. Paul will be the 16th Air France destination**.
 This is in addition to the twice daily Amsterdam-Minneapolis route offered by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
 
Kuala Lumpur
 
Starting 22 April 2013, Air France will operate three weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. This destination will
 
be operated by Boeing 777-200 with the schedule as follows:
 
AF 246: Departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle 19:40 – Arrives Kuala Lumpur 13:50
 
AF 241: Departs Kuala Lumpur 23:15 – Arrives Paris-Charles de Gaulle 06:10
 
Kuala Lumpur will be the 15th destination** served by Air France in Asia. This flight completes the flight offering between Europe and Malaysia, with the daily flight already operated by KLM to Kuala Lumpur. Customers wishing to travel to Indonesia from Europe will also benefit from connecting opportunities in Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta offered by KLM.
 
Says Henri Hourcade, General Manager Air France KLM UK and Ireland “With these new routes, Air France is offering its UK customers even greater opportunity to reach the world from the convenience of their local airport. With 8 departure points throughout the UK and Ireland, passengers have an increased access to North America and South East Asia, be it for leisure or business purposes”.

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