Air France enhances Paris network with Montevideo and Kuala Lumpur services
Air France has launched two new long-haul routes from its Paris CDG (CDG) hub. On 16 April, the airline enhanced its South America route coverage, as it commenced a four-weekly service to Uruguay's capital Montevideo (MVD). The flights will be operated via Buenos Aires (EZE) using 264-seat 777-200s and frequency will increase to five-times weekly from 21 May. The airline currently operates nine routes in eight countries in South America. However Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay and Suriname still do not have direct air connections with France. In addition, on 22 April, the airline inaugurated flights on the 10,400-kilometre route to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). The thrice-weekly service now breaks Malaysia Airlines' long-running monopoly in the market, which currently serves the city pair with daily operations.