Sunday, June 27, 2021

Air France launches Paris-Chennai direct flight

Chennai: Air France Airlines launched direct flight services between Paris and Chennai. The inaugural flight, a 276-seater three-class configured Boeing 787-9 aircraft, touched down at the Anna International airport here at 0025 hrs early this morning, sporting the Indian and French flags. 
 The crew members of the flight were accorded a traditional reception and were presented garlands and bouquets The return flight and the first flight from Chennai to Paris will leave at 0120 hrs early tomorrow morning, airport sources said. Chennai will be Air France's four Indian destination. 
 Till date, passengers from Chennai have to take a connecting flight in Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru to reach Paris. Initially, Air France will operate the flight once in a week in view of the restrictions imposed by the Indian government due to COVID pandemic -induced lockdown. 
 Airport sources said from July eight onwards the flight will arrive from Paris on Thursdays and depart on Saturdays. Once the Indian government restores International flight services, Air France would be operating three flights a week. 
 27/06/21 UNI
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