(11 Oct 2021)
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
Colombo (Sri Lanka): 3 weekly flights as from 1st
November 2021; and
Banjul (Gambia): 4 weekly flights as from 1st
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), Mahé (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.
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.
will thus join Cayenne, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France and
Saint-Denis de la Réunion in the list of destinations offered by
Air France on departure from the two Paris airports, facilitating
connections throughout the company’s short, medium and long-haul
Air France will also expand its
Caribbean regional network with two new destinations on departure
Montreal (Canada): 2 weekly flights as from 23
November 2021; and
New York (USA): 2 weekly flights as from 24
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
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