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Denver will once again have an air-link with France.

Air France will launch a flight from Denver International Airport to Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport on July 2. The airline will carry passengers on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and the flight will operate three days a week.

The new route is a sign that Denver will be able to continue expanding its international route map despite a global slump in air travel during the pandemic.

The low-cost international carrier Norwegian previously had a Denver-Paris flight. But the airline canceled the short-lived route when it shut down all of its transatlantic operations because of the pandemic.

“These new flights directly reflect the work we have done to position Denver as a global city,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a written statement on Thursday. “With nonstop service to Paris, Air France is supporting our economic recovery with jobs and an investment in our region’s tourism and hospitality industry.  It is tremendous news.”

Passengers can now book seats on the new Paris route.

Air France and Denver International Airport say that start of the service is contingent on changes to travel bans currently in effect and which do not allow non-essential travel between the United States and Europe.

CORRECTION: This story was updated at 4:29 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, to correct that Norwegian did operate a flight from Denver to Paris.

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