Near the city centre, this new destination will make connections easier to other domestic airports in Japan with many domestic services on offer on departure from Tokyo-Haneda. Since 2010, Air France has been selling seats on a code-share basis on flights operated by Japan Airlines between Paris-CDG and Tokyo-Haneda.
This announcement follows the visit of Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France, to Tokyo on 28 November to celebrate 60 years of Air France presence in Japan.
“I am very pleased to be celebrating 60 years of uninterrupted Air France service to Japan. Today, we want to strengthen our services on this strategic market by providing excellent service to Tokyo and Osaka as well as the Japanese domestic network together with our partner Japan Airlines. In addition, we are striving to develop totally customer oriented Japanese routes," said Alexandre de Juniac.
Air France-KLM: leader in terms of the number of flights between Europe and Japan
This winter, Air France-KLM is offering up to 51 weekly flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol, including some on a codeshare basis with Japan Airlines.
This offer will be expanded as from 3 April 2013 with the new service to Fukuoka operated by KLM with three weekly frequencies by Boeing 777-200.
Air France pays particular attention to its Japanese customers. More than 200 Japanese cabin crew members provide exclusive service on flights to and from Japan. Air France is developing fine international cuisine, and offers the choice of a Japanese meal in all cabin classes. In addition, passengers can read local Japanese newspapers and there is a selection of movies in their original Japanese version or with subtitles.
Flight schedule to Japan
On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Air France operates the following flights to Tokyo: 4 daily flights (2 Air France flights to Tokyo-Narita; 1 Air France flight operated by Japan Airlines to Tokyo-Narita; 1 Air France flight operated by Japan Airlines to Tokyo-Haneda) and 1 daily flight to Osaka.
On departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol, KLM operates the following flights to Tokyo: between 7 and 9 weekly flights, Osaka: 1 daily flight and Fukuoka: 3 weekly flights as from 3 April 2013.
*when new slots are allocated to airlines for intercontinental flights.