Starting on November 25, 2013, Air France will offer a regular flight to Panama City from Paris-Charles de Gaulle three times a week, thus extending its network towards the region of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The flights will be on a Boeing 777-200 equipped with 309 seats: 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy, and 250 in Economy.
This new route will complement the daily flight on KLM from Amsterdam-Schiphol and offer more connections to Air France and KLM passengers, particularly those bound for Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, thanks to the hub Copa Airlines operates in Panama City's Tocumen airport.
As of next winter, Air France and KLM will operate ten weekly flights to Panama and more than 200 flights to 25 destinations in the Central and South American and Caribbean region.
The opening of this route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Panama City, implemented with the support and cooperation of the Panamanian government, in particular the Minister of Tourism Salomón Shamah, confirms the position of Air France-KLM as the European leader in the region.
Panama's economic growth is sustained by such major projects as the Panama Canal expansion in 2015 and the construction of the Panama City Metro transit system in 2014, as well as by tourism development. More than 80 multinational companies have opened an office in Panama, from which to conduct their activities in the region of Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Flight schedules (given in local time):
As of November 25, 2013, flights from/to Panama City will be on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:
AF 474: departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:30, arrival at Panama City at 18:30
AF 475: departure from Panama City at 22:00, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 14:10 the next day
* Air France-KLM destinations in the Central America, South America, and Caribbean region: Aruba, Bogota, Bonaire, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Caracas, Cayenne, Curaçao, Fort-de-France, Guayaquil, Havana, Lima, Mexico, Montevideo, Panama, Paramaribo, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port au Prince, Punta Cana, Quito, Santo Domingo, San Martin, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.
Information and reservations can be made at www.airfrance.fr, by calling 36 54 (€0.34/min. including VAT from a landline phone), visiting Air France offices or through travel agencies.