(CBS4) – Denver International Airport is getting a new non-stop flight to Europe. On Thursday, Air France announced a new non-stop service from DIA to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Sales begin Thursday with the first flights in or out of DIA for Air France, although the launch of the service “is subject to changes in current travel bans that do not allow non-essential travel between the US and Europe” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The flights operate three days a week and the service begins on July 2nd.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock called the announcement “huge news”.
“These new flights directly reflect the work we’ve done to position Denver as a global city. With the non-stop flight to Paris, Air France is supporting our economic recovery with jobs and an investment in the tourism and hospitality industries in our region, ”said Hancock in a prepared statement.
Bonjour! DEN is very excited to welcome @airfrance as a NEW airline partner in Denver. Non-stop flights to Paris are scheduled to start this summer ✈️🇫🇷 #FlyDEN
Read more about this new service here -> https://t.co/JEAkfIZPfR pic.twitter.com/RHT8VqIDk6
– Denver International Airport (@DENAirport) April 15, 2021
“We know that people everywhere want to travel safely and Air France is just as keen to give them the opportunity to travel the world,” said Stéphane Ormand of Air France KLM.