New flights have been announced that will further connect New York with the French capital, Paris. The City of Lights has long since been a popular destination for travelers from the United States, with millions jetting off to Paris each year to enjoy all that the fashion and romance capital has to offer. Thanks to the announcement of new flights services this week, getting there is set to get much easier for travelers.
It’s been a good few months for travelers with an eye on traveling further afield, with scores of new routes added between the United States and Europe, and this latest addition is bound to be a hit. Here’s everything you need to know about the new flight services between the two cities, including which airline it is, how frequent the flights will be plus a recap of France’s current entry requirements.
New York To Paris Flights – Information for Travelers
Prior to the pandemic, Paris was one of the most popular destinations in the world, coming third to Bangkok and London when analyzing which cities welcomed the most travelers. A significant proportion of Paris’ arrivals are from the United States, with 6.2 million Americans taking the short hop across the Atlantic to take in sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Nôtre-Dame Cathedral and Disneyland Paris.
Yet whilst the pandemic may have reduced traveler numbers, it has hardly dampened attitudes towards travel, with Paris once more seen as a top destination this summer. As a result, Air France are teaming up with their fellow SkyTeam alliance member Delta to provide 9 daily flights between New York and Paris, giving travelers a wealth of options when it comes to travel between the two travel hotspots.
The flights will be between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) in Paris. Flights are set to leave Charles-de-Gaulle at 8:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 and 19:30. Flights from JFK will take place in the afternoon onwards, with departures slated for 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00 and 23:55.
Both airlines are using widebody jetliners for the routes, which – if full – could see more than 2,500 passengers pass between the two cities in a single day. Whilst Delta will be utilizing its Airbus A330 aircraft for the flights to Paris, those heading back to New York with Air France will be on Boeing 777-300 jets. Each flight will be available in at least three different classes, such as economy, premium economy and business class.
In order to enter France at present, vaccinated travelers must provide proof of vaccination but do not need to take a test beforehand. Unvaccinated travelers must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure. Fortunately for travelers, France has removed its vaccine passport requirements, and has dropped its mask mandates in most situations – public transport and at a business’ discretion aside.
Whilst it may be more accessible now thanks to this increased connectivity, travel to Paris is set to cost travelers a fair chunk of change. Notorious for being an expensive destination to begin with, travelers will also have to contend with sky-high flight tickets and record hotel prices in Europe when booking their trips to the city. Fortunately for Americans, the strength of the dollar against the Euro should help to soften any financial outlay.
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