Earlier I wrote about how Corsair plans on launching daily flights between Paris and Newark as of June 10, 2020. This is an interesting route for a leisure French airline to launch, especially as they’ll be the ninth airline to fly between Paris and the New York area.
Well, they’re not the only airline announcing that route today.
French Bee Launching Paris To Newark Flights
French Bee has today announced that they’ll be launching daily nonstop flights between Paris Orly and Newark as of… you guessed it, June 10, 2020.
French Bee intends to use an Airbus A350-900 for the route, and will operate it with the following schedule:
Paris Orly to Newark departing 2:00PM arriving 4:15PM
Newark to Paris Orly departing 6:15PM arriving 7:30AM (+1 day)
Marc Rochet, Chairman of French Bee, had the following to say about the new routte:
“After a successful year in both San Francisco and French Polynesia, opening a second North American destination has solidified French bee’s position as a leading low cost airline between France and the United States. New York and Paris welcome millions of French and American tourists every year. Our latest generation of aircraft will provide them with both comfort and travel quality at an affordable price.”
The flight is expected to go on sale on September 18, 2019.
More On French Bee
Newark will be French Bee’s second US destination. The airline has been flying from Paris to San Francisco since May 2018, with that route continuing to Tahiti. So that’s an interesting way for the airline to serve both the US and a popular French island.
French Bee currently operates a fleet of three Airbus A350-900s. The airline has an additional A350-900 on order, expected to be delivered in June 2020 (just in time for this route), plus two A350-1000s on order, expected to be delivered in 2021 and 2022.
French Bee’s A350-900s are super high density, with a total of 411 seats — this includes 35 premium economy seats and 376 economy seats.
Currently French Bee only flies from Paris Orly to San Francisco (with continuing service to Tahiti), as well as to Reunion.
You’ve gotta love two airlines announcing exactly the same route launching exactly the same date. With Corsair and French Bee both flying between Paris and Newark, there will be a total of 10 airlines flying between Paris and the New York area. Wow.
Do you think both Corsair and French Bee will last in this market?