In September 2019, Corsair announced the opening of a new daily flight between Paris and New York, as of June 10, 2020. Six months before the first flight, the French airline announced a modification of its offer. The flights will not land in Newark as planned but in New York-JFK. “Concerned about improving the experience of its customers, Corsair worked closely with New York airports to study all possibilities for improving the program initially broadcast,” explains Corsair.
On the outward journey, flights will therefore take off from Orly at 3.20 p.m. arriving at JFK Terminal 1 at 6 p.m. On the way back, JFK departures will be scheduled at 8:00 p.m. for arrival at Orly the next day at 9:30 a.m. “The departure at 8 pm from New York allows tourists to have a full day of meetings or visits before returning to Paris,” enthuses Corsair.
Why this change of airport?
Originally, outbound flights left Orly at 6 p.m. and were due to arrive at 8:25 p.m. in Newark. The return was scheduled for 10:45 pm for an arrival in Paris the next day at noon. Corsair’s explanations concerning an improvement in the program for passengers are therefore half true … Passengers will certainly gain a little time on arrival but on return, contrary to what Corsair says, they will leave earlier than the scheduled time. was originally planned.
If Corsair does not give the real reason for this change of airport, we can obviously think that it is above all a question of competing with Air France, which uses Terminal 1 of JFK.
Corsair will be able to titillate Air France all the more as the airline announces the deployment of brand new Airbus A330-900 neo from September 2020. The aircraft will offer 3 classes: a Business class with 20 seats, a Premium class with 21 seats and Economy class with 311 seats. One last information: reservations are already open!