13 Sep 2018


Starting May 14th, the Air France network is expanding thanks to Joon, with the launch of its Quito – Paris-Charles de Gaulle route. Customers will be able to travel directly between the Ecuadorian and French capitals by Airbus A340 in the comfort of the new long-haul travel cabins.

The aircraft has capacity for 278 passengers and offers three travel classes: Business with 30 seats, Premium Economy with 21 seats and Economy with 227 seats. Three weekly flights will be offered between May 14 and October 26, 2019 during the European summer season.

Flight Schedules (local time):

AF211: departs Quito at 19:50, arrive in Paris at 13:50 the following day.

AF210: departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:10, arrive in Quito at 18:05.

Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May 14 to October 26, 2019*.

This new offer complements KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and its daily flight between Quito – Guayaquil and Amsterdam-Schiphol by Boeing 777. With the arrival of Joon, our customers can combine routes and prices from both airlines, tailoring their journey around their preferences.

“The Air France-KLM team in Ecuador is very proud to announce the launch of the Quito-Paris route. This direct flight by Air France and operated by Joon bridges the gap between Ecuador, Europe and the world. Through the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub our customers will be able to connect to more than 84 destinations in the Air France international network,” states Marie-Noëlle Landázuri, Ecuador Country Manager for Air France and KLM.

The Ecuadorian Minister of Tourism, Enrique Ponce De León was delighted with the news: “The launch of operations by Air France with Joon in Ecuador is a mark of the private company’s confidence in the country and confirms the strength of our tourism industry. This new Quito-Paris route will help to increase the number of visitors and adds to the Ministry of Tourism’s efforts to improve the promotion and connectivity of Ecuador across the world, opening new air routes”.

Álvaro Maldonado, Secretary for Productive Development and Competitiveness of the Municipality of Quito adds “this new destination with three direct weekly flights connects us to one of the most important and promising destinations and markets in the world. It represents more tourism, more business, more connectivity and more competitiveness. The quality of service and prestige of Air France will certainly add value to our airport and the city”.

*Subject to approval by the Directorate of Civil Aviation

Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, stated “for those of us at Quiport, the addition of Air France by Joon to the airlines that operate at the Mariscal Sucre Airport is a source of pride as it represents the success of our route development strategy aimed at increasing connectivity between Quito and Ecuador and important destinations worldwide, such as Paris. I would like to welcome Air France, one of the most prestigious and representative airlines in the air travel industry.”

The route that will connect Quito with Paris, the City of Light, will allow Joon’s customers to enjoy the airline’s savoir faire, that Air France special touch.

Joon, the new generation travel experience by Air France

Be carried away in Business, Joon takes care of everything
In the Business cabin, enjoy all the comforts of a real seat-bed. Your seat turns into a 2 meter-long seat-bed. The colors, fabrics and space ensure you will be totally relaxed in the Business cabin with all the comforts you require. Thanks to the fixed-shell seat, you benefit from a truly private space: welcome to your very own bubble of comfort where you will receive a welcome kit and a practical and stylish amenity kit. Enjoy our in-flight entertainment offer, with more than 1,200 hours of programs on a 15.6-inch HD touch screen, as well as noise-reducing headphones. Enjoy a complete meal with dishes designed by exceptional French chefs and let yourself be tempted by a signature cocktail concocted by the Experimental Cocktail Club3 for your aperitif and prepared by your Joon crew.

More space in Premium Economy
The Premium Economy cabin offers you a brand new seat with optimal comfort: a 133° seat recline, 99 cm of generous legroom and a 49 cm-wide seat. In your own Premium space, you benefit from specific products and services, with an amenity kit on arrival on board as well as a welcome drink. At mealtimes, your starters and desserts are inspired by those offered in the Business cabin and are accompanied by a choice of drink including champagne!

Stay on trend and connected in Economy
In the Economy cabin, you have 78 centimeters of legroom and a 118° seat recline. The seat is equipped with a latest generation touch screen and a USB plug to recharge your devices during the flight. A full meal service is also available with aperitifs, appetizers, main courts, French cheeses, dessert…

Air France-KLM Group in South America

With a new offer of 10 weekly flights from Ecuador in summer 2019, the Air France-KLM Group will offer 27 destinations in South America.

Reservations and payment at www.klm.ec

About Joon

Joon is the new generation travel experience by Air France. A trip designed for you that you can tailor according to your needs. Launched in December 2017, Joon has carried more than two million customers in Europe and worldwide from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Its fleet consists of Airbus A320 and A321 on its medium-haul network and Airbus A340 on its long-haul network. Joon is an innovation laboratory for the Air France group, with a modular offer, in-flight catering, in-flight streaming with original content and multiple and innovative partnerships for a global travel experience. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, the company will have a fleet of 28 Airbus aircraft in 2020 (18 A320/A321 and 10 A340/A350). Joon currently employs more than 500 people.