On 2 November 2016, Air France launched its new Paris-Charles de Gaulle – San José service. The Company’s customers can now travel between the two cities thanks to two weekly flights operated by Boeing 777-300, with a capacity of 468 seats – 14 in Business, 32 in Premium Economy and 422 in Economy.
Flight times (in local time)
- AF430: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives at San José Juan Santamaría international airport at 18:15 the same day;
- AF431: leaves San José Juan Santamaría international airport at 20:35, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:50 the following day.
Flights operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In addition, Air France is extending this new offer by strengthening its partnership with Copa Airlines. Upon obtaining government approval, Air France customers will be able to fly to San José with 2 daily flights operated on a code share basis with Copa Airlines, as a continuation of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Panama City route operated by Air France. In this way, passengers will benefit from a single ticket for their entire trip, a wider choice of flights to Costa Rica, baggage transfer to their final destination and will earn Miles on all code share flights.
Air France offers all curious, demanding and passionate travellers a digital and original travel blog: travelby.airfrance.com. With two new cities added each month, San José is one of the 100 destinations available.
In this way, Air France customers can explore a wide selection of hidden restaurants, boutique hotels and scenic spots, drawn up by people who love their city (bloggers, e-influencers, journalists, etc.). Air France has designed this guide not only as a source of inspiration to help customers choose a destination, but also as a real travel guide during their stay.
On board, on most routes to Central and South America, Air France and KLM cabin crew speak Spanish. The announcements are also made in this language, depending on the destination. Over 3,500 Air France cabin crew therefore speak Spanish and assist customers on the company’s entire long-haul network.
Air France and KLM also offer a selection of South American newspapers and magazines. Both airlines’ new travel cabins offer large HD screens with close to 1,200 hours of programmes for all passengers. Some films in their original version or subtitled in Spanish and South American music are available on demand on the network’s routes.
Leader in Central and South America and the Caribbean in terms of seat capacity, Air France-KLM serves 27 destinations in this region and offers up to 240 weekly flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.