Air France’s Paris CDG to Wuhan
The first European route to Wuhan connects the city in eastern China with Paris, creating a link between the headquarters of automobile partners PSA Peugeot Citroën and Dongfeng Motor.
- Air France added its fourth destination in Mainland China on 11 April when the SkyTeam airline began flying from its Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub to Wuhan (WUH) in eastern China, following its services to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Together with sister airline KLM, the airline group thereby serves nine destinations in Greater China. The new route, which provides a much anticipated link for the Paris-based car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor of Wuhan, will be operated three times weekly with 309-seat 777-200ER aircraft. Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France, commented: “Air France was the first European airline to serve mainland China 45 years ago. By operating the first non-stop flights between Wuhan and Europe, the Company intends to strengthen its position as European air transport leader on these routes and contribute to the economic development of this region.” As a result of the new route, the city of Wuhan is holding ‘French Week’ celebrations between 12 and 18 April.