In 1947, Air France inaugurated the route linking Paris to Fort-de-France and Pointe-à-Pitre. Seven a long time later, the corporation gives up to 24 flights a week to Martinique and Guadeloupe from Paris-Orly.
Air France sent Fort-de-France in 1935 its Latécoère 521, baptized “ Lieutenant of Vaisseau Paris “, but it was a flight of status. It was not until July 1947 that the Latécoère 631 “ Henri Guillaumet ” joined the metropolis to the West Indies. “ For a very long time away from the air routes, the Antilles are now element of the Air France network ,” suggests the airline.
From Biscarosse in the Landes, “ Laté ” serves Fort-de-France in 30 hrs, 2 times a thirty day period. The network is complemented by a regional network: Catalina radiate involving Martinique (Fort-de-France), Guadeloupe (Pointe-à-Pitre), Trinidad, French Guiana (Cayenne) Colombia.
The period of seaplanes is soon more than. In the nineteen fifties, the Antilles founded airports able of accommodating the Lockheed Constellation and other Douglas DC-4: Lamentin, now an airport “ Aimé Césaire ” in Fort-de-France , And Le Raizet, which became “ Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes ” in Pointe-à-Pitre.
With the arrival of the jets in 1959, the transatlantic back links last only 8 hrs. Thanks to the start of the Boeing 747, able of accommodating 500 travellers, the site visitors is getting off actually, boosted by the tourism increase. From 80,000 travellers in 1970 to 850,000 travellers in 1987. Given that then, the achievements of the Caribbean routes has not ceased. More than 1.5 million persons vacation every single year with Air France involving the metropolis and the West Indies.
Right now, Martinique and Guadeloupe are every single linked everyday to Paris by immediate flights in Boeing 777-300ER with a capacity of 468 seats: 14 in Business enterprise cabin, 32 in Quality Overall economy and 422 in Overall economy. The corporation proposes to join Fort-de-France up to eleven times a week and Pointe-à-Pitre up to 13 times a week from Paris-Orly.
In addition, Air France operates a regional network in the Caribbean, linking Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Cayenne, Port-au-Prince and Miami. Two Airbus A320s (a hundred and seventy seats) and crews committed to this network have far more than sixty flights a week involving these different financial poles of the area.
In addition, Air France gives 10 destinations from Pointe-à-Pitre or Fort-de-France in code-share with Air Antilles: Saint Lucia, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Maarten Juliana, St. Barthelemy, Fort-de-France, Dominica and Barbados. With its husband or wife Winair, Air France also has seven destinations in the Caribbean by way of Saint-Martin: Saint-Barthélemy, Dominica, Tortola, Saba, St. Eustatius, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Antigua .
Air France: Summertime program to Martinique and Guadeloupe
AF0842 : Departure from Paris-Orly at 13h30, arrival at Fort-de-France at 16h05
AF0841 : Departure from Fort-de-France at 18h30, arrival at Paris-Orly at 08h35 the following working day
Flights designed everyday
AF0848 : Departure from Paris-Orly at 16h10, arrival at Fort-de-France at 18h55
AF0847 : Departure from Fort-de-France at 21:fifteen, arrival at Paris-Orly at eleven:twenty the following working day.
Flights designed on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 22 to July two, 2017.
Flights designed on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 July to 3 September 2017 and from 19 October to 28 October 2017.
Flights designed on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays from September nine to October fifteen, 2017.
AF0792 : departure from Paris-Orly at 12:05 pm, arrival at Pointe-à-Pitre at two:35 pm
AF0793 : departure from Pointe-à-Pitre at 5:twenty pm, arrival at Paris-Orly at seven:fifteen am the following working day
Flights designed everyday
AF0766 : departure from Paris-Orly at 3:twenty pm, arrival at Pointe-à-Pitre at 5:55 pm
AF0797 : departure from Pointe-à-Pitre at 8.35 pm, arrival at Paris-Orly at 10.35 am the following working day
Flights designed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 26 to September 3, 2017.
Flights designed on Saturdays and Sundays from September nine to October 8, 2017.
Flights designed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 10 to October fifteen, 2017.
Flights designed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October sixteen to October 22, 2017.
Picture: Air France F-GSQN Boeing 777-300ER at the Paris-Orly airport – Credits: Habib M'henni / Wikimedia Commons
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