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COVID-19 Pandemic: Air France Adapts Network In Response

Since the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, despite a sharp fall in activity due to travel bans and border closures, Air France has continued to operate a few flights.

With capacity currently representing less than 5% of its usual operations, the airline is maintaining a minimum flight schedule justified by the latest customer repatriations and the need to maintain links with the French Overseas Departments and Territories.

Among the destinations served are 3 in mainland France (Toulouse, Marseille and Nice), some fifteen European cities and some twenty countries around the world.

To date, more than 270,000 people, including 155,000 French nationals, have been repatriated. These services make essential journeys possible as well as allow the transport of cargo, such as medical equipment or food.

Air France's Cargo activity is playing an essential part in the airlift between France and China, in particular by operating Boeing 777 aircraft usually reserved for passenger transport.

Thanks to these cabin conversions, Air France has increased its cargo capacity by 50%, enabling millions of masks, medical equipment and other goods to be flown to France.

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