With capacity in 2020 representing less than 5% of its typical operations, Air France is now planning for the late spring season while conducting business as normal in 2019. This is due to the high demand for travel and the lifting of the most recent travel restrictions. Air France will operate up to 835 flights per day in the summer of 2023 to 191 destinations across 89 nations (April through October).
Long-haul flights to North America, East Africa, and resuming China services
In the summer of 2023, Air France’s long-distance flight schedule will change, beginning with the restart of services to China, which will lead to an increase in flights headed for Asia. The number of flights to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong will progressively increase over the spring until they reach 21 weekly flights, or one trip per day, by July 1.
Since it is still in Asia, Air France will keep expanding its capacity to Tokyo (Japan), where it serves both international airports (Narita & Haneda). There are 3 flights to Tokyo Narita and up to 11 flights to Tokyo Haneda per week.
More flights are being offered to North America as a result of the region’s expanding demand. This summer, Air France will run 50 flights to five Canadian locations in addition to 180 weekly flights from/to 14 American destinations, including two New York airports: John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Newark Liberty (EWR). The airline will start operating flights via Charles de Gaulle (CDG) from Paris to Ottawa on May 27. Consistently five nonstop flights with the Aircraft A330-200. Air France will be the only airline to provide nonstop service between Ottawa and Europe.
In Africa, Air France will keep seat capacity levels higher than those of 2019. Throughout the pandemic, the airline was particularly active in Africa. On June 12, 2023, the airline will start operating flights to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Three flights per week on Boeing 787-9 aircraft will continue the service that was introduced in 2021 to Zanzibar, a more recent Tanzanian destination. On the same day, the Boeing 787-9 daily flight to Nairobi, Kenya, will switch to a direct route.
106 Sites and 66 Seasonal Trips Are Available Throughout France and Europe.
This summer, Air France will start operating flights up to 650 times per day to 106 French and European cities to help its customers’ short- and medium-haul travel.
In addition to its normal schedule, the airline will provide 66 seasonal trips around France and Europe, departing from Paris and other local airports in France. These flights will allow travellers to travel to Corsica from Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Rennes, Lille, Lyon, and Nantes, Greece from Paris, Marseille, Nice, and Toulouse, Algeria from Paris, Marseille, Nice, and Toulouse, Morocco from Paris and Nice, and Tunisia from Paris, Marseille, and Nice.
Transavia France, a low-cost business of the Air France-KLM Group, will fly to 120 cities this summer on roughly 200 short- and medium-haul routes, 100 of which will depart from Paris-Orly, while everything else is going on. It will thus become Paris’s leading low-cost carrier.
Air France Also Unveils Its New Long-Haul Cabins on the Journey to Johannesburg
On 12 Boeing 777 300 ERs, Air France is still gradually putting its most modern long-haul cabins in place. On March 27, 2023, they will make their debut on flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Presently accessible from/to Rio de Janeiro, Dakar, and New York (JFK).
This new item, which comes in Business, Premium Economy, and Economy variants, is the cornerstone of Air France’s new travel experience. The Business cabin has a new sliding door that provides you total privacy, and the seat converts into a true bed that is nearly 2 metres long. Flying with others is now much more fun thanks to the centre panels on the chairs in the middle of the cabin that may conveniently descend.
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