With France reopening to travelers, airlines have responded

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Air France will add Paris-Denver service in July for the first time. Photo Credit: sockagphoto/Shutterstock.com

Airlines plan to ramp up service to France this summer now that the country will allow vaccinated U.S. travelers to visit without quarantine beginning Wednesday.

Delta will resume service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Paris on July 7 with thrice-weekly flights. It will also fly thrice weekly from New York Kennedy to Nice beginning July 8. Daily Boston-Paris flights are slated for resumption Aug. 5. Those flights will augment Delta’s existing twice-daily Atlanta-Paris service, daily New York-Paris service and thrice-weekly Detroit-Paris flights.

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United is also adding France flights. The carrier plans to resume flying Washington Dulles-Paris flights five times per week on July 2 and will increase Chicago-Paris service from its present three times weekly to daily in August. The carrier is also currently flying daily to Paris from Newark.

According to Cirium flight schedule data, airlines have a combined 535 frequencies scheduled between the U.S. and France this month, a figure that is slated to increase to 975 in August.

Delta joint-venture partner Air France, which is the largest airline in the U.S.-France market, will add Paris-Denver service in July for the first time. That route was scheduled before France’s decision to open to the U.S.

Vaccinated travelers from the U.S. can visit France without quarantine beginning June 9, if they show a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen test taken less than 48 hours before departure. Unvaccinated children can visit with vaccinated adults. PCR tests will be required for travelers age 11 and over.

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