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Mon, 11 October 2021

Air France to Operate Flights to 182 Destinations This Winter

With the gradual lifting of travel restrictions in many destinations around the world, Air France has confirmed that it will operate flights to up to 182 destinations this winter - 87 long haul and 95 short and medium-haul, with new routes scheduled for launch on all continents.

This winter, Air France will add four destinations to its network on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

Zanzibar (Tanzania): 2 weekly flights as a continuation of flights to Nairobi as from 18 October 2021;

Muscat (Oman): 3 weekly flights as from 31 October 2021;

Colombo (Sri Lanka): 3 weekly flights as from 1st November 2021; and

Banjul (Gambia): 4 weekly flights as from 1st November 2021.

Air France A319 reg: F-GRHT. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The French airline will also resume flights to stations that have been closed since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic Fortaleza (Brazil, 3 weekly flights from 22 October 2021), Mah (Seychelles, 2 weekly flights from 23 October 2021), Cape Town (South Africa, 3 weekly flights from 31 October 2021), Hong Kong (China, 1 weekly flight from 5 November 2021), and Seattle (USA) 3 weekly flights from 6 December 2021). Flights to Port-Louis (Mauritius) resumed on 5 October 2021, with 7 weekly flights.

Air France will progressively increase its capacity to and from the USA, where it serves 11 destinations (New York JFK, Boston, Washington DC, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles) with up to 100 weekly flights.

By March 2022, Air France expects to return to a capacity equivalent to approximately 90% of its capacity in 2019 to and from the USA, compared to 50% in summer 2019, by adding frequencies to key destinations such as New York, Miami or Los Angeles, and by using larger capacity aircraft.

On its long-haul network, Air France will also connect Paris-Orly to Saint Martin with 3 weekly flights, with effect from 4 December 2021. That service will be in addition to the flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with a total of 10 weekly flights operated to this destination.

Saint Martin will thus join Cayenne, Pointe--Pitre, Fort-de-France and Saint-Denis de la Runion in the list of destinations offered by Air France on departure from the two Paris airports, facilitating connections throughout the companys short, medium and long-haul network.

Air France will also expand its Caribbean regional network with two new destinations on departure from Pointe--Pitre:

Montreal (Canada): 2 weekly flights as from 23 November 2021; and

New York (USA): 2 weekly flights as from 24 November 2021.

The winter season will be marked by the entry into commercial service of the Air France Airbus A220, the new jewel in the airline's short and medium-haul fleet.

The new aircraft, which is more environmentally friendly with 20% less CO2 emissions and a noise footprint reduced by 34%, will start operating on 31 October to Berlin (Germany), Madrid, Barcelona (Spain), Milan and Venice (Italy), then later in the winter to Bologna, Rome (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal) and Copenhagen (Denmark).

At the same time, Air France will continue to diversify its short and medium-haul network with two new destinations on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain): 2 weekly flights as from 1 November 2021; and

Rovaniemi (Lapland, Finland): 2 weekly flights from 4 December 2021 to 5 March 2022.

The routes operated this summer between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seville (Spain), Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain), Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), Tangiers (Morocco), Faro (Portugal), Djerba (Tunisia) and Krakow (Poland) will also be extended for the 2021 winter season.

On departure from Paris-Orly, Air France is launching a service to Berlin (Germany) on 31 October, with one daily flight in addition to the service from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

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