French bee is expanding their U.S. West Coast presence with the launch of four weekly nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Paris-Orly from April 2022. To celebrate the route launch, introductory one-way Basic Economy fares are available from $279.
On Tuesday (November 16, 2021), French bee announced an expansion of their U.S. West Coast presence with the launch of four weekly nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Paris-Orly (ORY) from April 9, 2022. The flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in April, increasing to up to six times weekly from July 2022. To celebrate the route launch, French bee is offering introductory one-way Basic Economy fares starting at $279, and one-way Premium Economy fares from $661. The outbound flights will depart LAX at 19:45, arriving in Paris at the following day at 15:35. The return flight departs Paris-Orly at 14:50 and arrives in Los Angeles at 17:15. The flight time is approximately 11 hours and 45 minutes from LAX to ORY.
In Tuesday’s announcement, French bee’s President, Marc Rochet, said,
“Following the success of our Newark launch and relaunch of San Francisco, we are enthusiastic to debut Los Angeles as our third U.S. route to Paris and continue our rapid U.S. expansion. We understand price is a top factor for customers planning international travel following the pandemic and are pleased to offer superior in-flight comfort with our newest Airbus A350-900, which is one of the world’s most fuel efficient and modern aircrafts in the long-haul market right now.”
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, featuring 411 seats in two classes. 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 made before March 31, 2022 are 100 percent changeable and refundable. Health and safety measures are enforced throughout the journey and French bee uses the health passport through the TousAntiCovid application.
French bee is a subsidiary of the Dubreuil Group and the sister airline of Air Caraïbes. The airline offers 10 weekly flights to Reunion Island from Paris-Orly, three weekly flights to Tahiti (French Polynesia) and San Francisco, as well as four weekly flights between New York-Newark and Paris-Orly. From March 2022, the carrier is also adding service four weekly direct flights between Los Angeles and Paris-Orly. French bee operates a fleet of four Airbus A350-900s under the French flag.
Source: French bee