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Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017
Air France and Delta Air Lines will exceptionally operate 12 nonstop flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Las Vegas for customers attending the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest technology event.
The dedicated nonstop flights proposed by Air France will be operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest travel cabins with a capacity of 280 seats, including 40 seats in Business class, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 216 seats in Economy, on 7, 8 and 12 January 2018.
The special flights proposed by Delta will be operated by 767-300ER aircraft with a capacity of 210 seats, including 35 fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One cabin and 32 seats in the Delta Comfort+ cabin. Outbound flights from Paris to Los Angeles will operate on 7, 8 and 13 January 2018. Flights from Las Vegas to Paris will operate on 7, 12 and 13 January 2018.
Zoran Jelkic, SVP France at Air France-KLM, stated: “France is the third most represented country at the Consumer Electronics Show. With our exceptional offer of non-stop flights alongside Delta, we are combining our strengths to meet this high demand. Some 1,000 customers will be able to attend the annual technology tradeshow more quickly and easily”.
“Our transatlantic partnership with Air France gives us the fleet and flexibility to operate 12 dedicated services between Paris and Las Vegas for next year’s CES offering our customers a convenient, direct link to this important tradeshow,” said Dwight James, senior vice president Transatlantic. “It’s another example of how Delta is working with its network of airline partners to benefit customers worldwide.”By focusing on personalized services and optimum comfort, Air France is constantly seeking to offer new technological solutions aimed at improving its customers’ travel experience. Its latest innovation is the customer service chatbots that analyze customers’ questions about baggage issues thanks to artificial intelligence and automatic transmission of travel documents on Facebook Messenger.
Younger travelers haven’t been forgotten either, with Air France rolling out the latest-generation technologies – a digital pouch now accompanies each child throughout their trip. Parents can thus track the different stages of their children’s trip, on smartphone via the Air France app. During their flight, customers enjoy over 1,200 hours of on-demand programming and Wi-Fi access on board the Boeing 787. With its latest-generation aircraft, Air France offers each customer a unique travel experience thanks to cutting-edge technology.
Delta is leading the U.S. industry when it comes to investing in the latest technology. On board, customers enjoy more than 3,000 hours of on-demand in-flight entertainment at every seat, as well as access to Wi-Fi on more than 1,000 aircraft. The airline is the first to invest in RFID technology, to enable customers to keep track their bags throughout their journey via push notifications to the Fly Delta App. Meanwhile, on the ground Delta is trialing biometric technology to help make check-in, bag drop and security procedures more efficient at its U.S. hubs.
Source:- Air France