American travelers looking to head overseas will now have more options to reach Africa and Europe thanks to expanded flight offerings from Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and South African Airways.
For those traveling to Amsterdam, KLM recently began operating flights to and from Boston. This new KLM service to Boston comes in addition to the two daily flights between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Boston operated by Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM’s joint-venture partner on transatlantic routes. KLM flights from Boston will operate aboard the recently refurbished Airbus A330-300 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. These flights will have 30 seats in World Business Class, 40 seats in Economy Comfort Class and 222 seats in Economy Class. Starting July 1, 2019, a fourth weekly flight will be operated on Mondays. The flight departs from Amsterdam Schipol Airport at 5:00 p.m., arriving in Boston at 6:30 p.m. local time. The return flight to Amsterdam will depart at 10:00 p.m., arriving in Amsterdam the following day at 10:35 a.m.
Meanwhile, Air France inaugurated new service to Dallas-Fort Worth on March 31, 2019. Throughout the summer season, up to five weekly flights will connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Dallas-Fort Worth, Air France’s 13th U.S. destination. These flights will also operate on recently refurbished Airbus A330 aircraft featuring 36 Business Class seats, 21 in Premium Economy, and 167 in Economy. Now through June 30 and from Sept. 4 to Oct. 25, 2019, flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. From July 1 to Sept. 1, flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Connecting with Africa
On April 2, 2019, South African Airways (SAA) increased its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly. SAA offers the only nonstop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana and offers travelers connections to and from over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada through its Star Alliance partner, United Airlines via Washington, D.C.- Dulles.
South African Airways’ flights to Accra now operate five days a week with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa, operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. SAA’s increase of flights on the route will also serve to support the partnership with Africa World Airlines by offering connections between Accra and additional destinations in West Africa including Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria; Monrovia, Liberia and Freetown, Sierra Leone. In addition, SAA will continue to operate flights between Washington D.C. and Dakar, Senegal and onwards to Johannesburg, two days per week.