French bee to Start First U.S. East Coast Service With Flights Between Newark and Paris-Orly
Updated: Jul 9
Starting July 15, 2021, French bee will launch new nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Paris-Orly Airport. The new route marks the carrier’s first U.S. East Coast service.
On Wednesday (June 30, 2021), French bee announced the launch of new nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) from July 15, 2021. The route will be operated four times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and will be service with an Airbus A350. The Newark-Paris service marks the airline’s first U.S. East Coast route, making French bee the only nonstop leisure low-cost carrier offering service between New York and Paris.
In Wednesday’s announcement, French bee’s Chief Executive Officer, Marc Rochet, said,
“Paris is an attractive and highly sought after destination for U.S. travelers, especially as EU borders have reopened to U.S. residents this summer. We are looking forward to opening this route and allowing our passengers to discover or rediscover the City of Lights. Being the first affordable nonstop route option from Newark to Paris-Orly, we are convinced that price remains a decisive factor. Thanks to our model and the unrivaled performance of our A350- 900 fleet, we are able to offer flights at extremely competitive prices and always in optimal comfort conditions. We are ready to meet the competitive challenge of this New York-Paris route.”
To celebrate the launch of the new route, French bee is offering one-way fares from $139. The departing flight takes off from Newark at 22:55 and arrives in Paris at 12:20 the following day. The return flight departs Paris-Orly at 18:45 and arrives in Newark at 21:00 (all times local). The flight duration from EWR to ORY is seven hours and 25 minutes.
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 Michelin0starred chef, Jean-Michel Lorain. For guests traveling together, the airline also 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 partnered with SNCF (the French National Railway operator) to offer combined air and rail fares for the exploration of France beyond Paris. All booking made before December 31, 2021 are 100 percent changeable and refundable and the carrier offers COVID assistance for all trips started before August 31, 2021. 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, four weekly flights to Tahiti, French Polynesia, and three weekly flights to San Francisco. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, French bee is currently operating three weekly flights to Tahiti via Vancouver. Starting July 15, 2021, the carrier will launch four weekly flights between new York-Newark and Paris-Orly. French bee operates a fleet of four Airbus A350-900s.
Source: French bee