Air France launching new flights from Ottawa to Paris

Air France announced today the launch of new non-stop flights between Ottawa and Paris. The airline will operate between the nation’s capitals 5x weekly with an Airbus A330-200 as of June 27, 2023. This marks the 5th city in Canada that Air France serves after adding Quebec City in 2022 and the 7th city overall for the Air France KLM group.

Flight Schedule:

AF364: Departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:10, arrives in Ottawa at 15:05
AF361: Departs Ottawa at 17:05, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle the following day at 06:15

The flights will be operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with an Airbus A330-200 which features 36 seats in Business, 21 in Premium Economy, and 167 in Economy.

This service will be summer seasonal like the Quebec City flights. Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will continue to be year round

Earning and redeeming miles

As with all Air France flights you’ll be able to earn and redeem the airline’s Flying Blue miles on these flights. You can also choose to earn/burn from the program’s partners which include the SkyTeam alliance.

Recommended reading: Confirmed! Air France KLM Flying Blue’s 15,000/20,000 mile Transatlantic redemptions are here to stay

Flying Blue Economy Class redemptions start at that great 15,000 mile level one way between Ottawa and Paris while Premium Economy starts at 30,000 and Business class at 70,000. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this route sees action in Flying Blue’s famous Promo Rewards which discounts reward tickets by up to 50%!

For earning miles, if Air France keeps up tradition we should see a double or triple Flying Blue miles route launch bonus for the first month or so of the route operating.

Recommended reading: The Ultimate Air France KLM Flying Blue Credit Card Portfolio

Wrapping it up

This is great news for Ottawa which has not had a non-stop European flights for quite some time now.  The airline has provided free bus service between Ottawa and Montreal to fly on Air France’s YUL flights and those will continue to operate in addition to the new flights.

Click here to visit Air France’s site and to book these new flights!