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Flying to Fortified Jewel: Air France Lands in Quebec City


Air France has expanded its flight offerings to North America with the launch of its new non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Quebec City in Canada.


The inaugural flight was operated yesterday using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Air France will operate three weekly flights between Quebec City and Paris CDG on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until October 27, 2022.



Quebec City is Air France's fourth destination in Canada after Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. It will connect the region's residents to Paris and to Air France's global network of close to 200 destinations on all continents.


Flight Schedules


Flight AF352 departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:25 and arrives Quebec City at 14:55 the same day. Flight AF353 leaves Quebec City at 17:00 and arrives Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 5:45 the following day.



This new direct service is in addition to the daily Air France bus service linking Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport to Quebec City, which is accessible free of charge to all customers connecting from an Air France flight.


The Aircraft


The new Paris-Quebec City flights are operated by a three-class Airbus A330-200 equipped with the airline's new travel cabins and a Wi-Fi connection available throughout the flight.



In the Business cabin, passengers will enjoy seats that transform into a fully flat, 2 metre-long bed.



In the Premium Economy cabin, there is a fixed shell seat that reclines to 130° and which offers one of the widest seats on the market as well as lumbar support.



Passengers travelling in the Economy cabin will have access to seats which recline to 118° with ergonomic seat foam.



All seats are equipped with Air France's latest-generation entertainment system, offering more than 1,000 hours of films, series and other programmes on large HD touch screens.


Individual USB sockets are also available to allow passengers to recharge their electronic devices.


Quebec City: A fortified Jewel


Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Its historic centre - Old Quebec - is the only fortified city in North America.



Once the gateway to New France, Quebec City is now a buoyant city where festivals and major cultural events take place throughout the year. The exceptional natural parks in its region and in the east of the province are opportunities to discover the beauty of Quebec's great outdoors.

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