MSC Cruises and Air France launch route

Flights to begin between France and Dominican Republic

MSC Cruises and Air France are strengthening their cooperation on the French market, with the signature of a contract scheduling 18 rotations between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and the airport of La Romana in Dominican Republic. The agreement marks the creation of a direct link dedicated to cruise passengers.

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, and Patrick Alexandre, general sales director of Air France-KLM, concluded a contract scheduling the rotations, involving a Boeing 747-400 with 432 seats including 36 in business class.

A total of 7,776 seats will be reserved for passengers of MSC Musica from 7 December to 5 April 2015. A dedicated check-in will be reserved for cruise passengers at Charles de Gaulle – and Air France has planned pre-flights for customers coming from other regions of France and Europe.

The new agreement consolidates a commercial partnership formed in 2012 between MSC Cruises and Air France. Collaborations have already been established for cruises to several European countries, the French West Indies and South America.

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[image courtesy MSC Cruises]