This major US airport will offer flights to Paris for the first time

Travelers will be able to travel to Paris from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in May.

Air France welcomes Phoenix, making the Arizona city its newest gateway city in the United States.

Air France told Travel & Leisure that it will begin service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Paris on May 23. The new flight will be the first nonstop flight between Phoenix and France, according to the airline.

The new route will operate three days a week during the summer, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner aircraft. The flight departs from Paris at 10:10am and arrives in Phoenix at 12:10pm.Arrive in Paris at 9:15am the next day before resuming at 2:10pm.

“This new service will be Air France’s 22nd North American gateway for the upcoming summer season and is symbolic of our commitment to improving connectivity for transatlantic travel,” said Air France-KLM Deputy Director of Commercial North America. President Boaz Hulsman said in a statement provided to T+. L. “We look forward to soon offering Phoenix passengers an experience that embodies the best of French elegance.”

Air France says each new flight will have 30 business class seats, 21 premium economy class seats and 228 economy class seats.

Phoenix’s new flights follow Air France’s decision in December to expand service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Paris, marking the airline’s return to Newark for the first time since 2012. . And last year, Air France also resumed several flights between the United States and Paris, including between Denver, Dallas, JFK and Paris-Orly. The new flights will also arrive in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris on July 26th. Spectators can search for tickets to the event online. The official resale platform is scheduled to launch in the spring.