French bee to Launch New Service Between Miami and Paris Orly From December 2022
Updated: Jul 10, 2022
French Bee has opened ticket sales for their first U.S. Southeast route from Miami to Paris Orly beginning December 15, 2022. Celebrating the launch of the route, the carrier is offering introductory one-way Basic Economy fares from $281.
On Monday (June 20, 2022), French bee announced the launch of their first U.S. Southeast route with service between Miami and Paris Orly starting December 15, 2022. Initially, the route will operate three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, increasing to four weekly flights from April 2023, and will be serviced with an Airbus A350-900 or A350-1000. Fights will depart MIA at 21:00 and arrive at ORY the following morning at 11:40. The return flight departs ORY at 14:40 and arrives in Miami at 18:45 (all times local). Tickets are now available for purchase with one-way Basic Economy fares from $281 and one-way Premium Economy fares from $641. For travelers originating outside of South Florida, French Bee has an interline partnership with Alaska Airlines, facilitating seamless single ticket travel from many other U.S. destinations.
In Monday’s announcment, French bee’s President, Marc Rochet, said,
“Paris remains one of the most desired international destinations in the world for South Floridians and with the continued growth that Miami is witnessing, we are confident that this is the best market for our first Southeast route. We are excited about this expansion as we know that passengers will find value in booking competitive prices in the market. With the access that the new Miami service provides, we expect it to generate high demand, forging more economic and tourism ties between both cities.”
French bee customers have three different ticket options including Basic, Smart and Premium. Basic tickets are the lowest priced option and include one 26 lb. carry-on bag. The Smart fare includes the Basic offering plus one 50 lb. checked bag and an inflight meal with a range of options including a fish or vegetarian choice. The Premium ticket option includes all the benefits of the Smart fare plus an additional 50 lb. checked bag, two premium meal services, complimentary beverages, Premium cabin seat choice, line jump, priority boarding and priority baggage delivery.
French bee’s flights are operated with four modern, efficient, state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900s and one Airbus A350-1000 featuring 411 seats in two classes. A second A350-1000 will be added in December 2022. The leather seats include adjustable headrests, USB and electrical ports, headphone plugs and unlimited inflight entertainment on extra-large HD screens. Four different onboard Wi-Fi packages are available with iZiWifi and range in price from $4 to $29.
Guests can also select from six à la carte meals for purchase (included with Smart and Premium fares) with options featuring chef-prepared meals such as the French bee ‘bistro chic’ meal designed by double Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Michel Lorain. For guests traveling together, there airline offers ‘Instant Duo’ meal options which includes a pre-meal Aperitif, two bottles of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne (7 oz.) and two plates of three warm and crisp canapés (spring roll, beggar’s purse and vegetable samosa).
French bee has also partnered with SNCF (the French National Railway operator) to offer combined air and rail fares for the exploration of France beyond Paris. All bookings for travel until June 30, 2022 are 100 percent changeable free of cost provided the same fare is available (otherwise, a fare difference may apply). For cancellations, tickets can be exchanged into a refundable voucher that can be redeemed within one year. For travel from July 1st, 2022, tickets are changeable free of cost (a fare difference may apply), and for any cancellations, customers will receive a non-refundable voucher valid for travel within one year.
French bee is a subsidiary of the Dubreuil Group and the sister airline of Air Caraïbes. The airline offers service from Paris-Orly to Reunion Island and Tahiti (French Polynesia), as well as to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York-Newark, and Miami (from December 15, 2022). French bee currently operates a fleet of five Airbus A350s under the French flag, and will add another A350-1000 in December 2022.
Source: French bee