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Air France Expands in Africa, Adds Flights to Asia and North America


Air France is already getting set for the summer season. Strong travel demand combined with the lifting of the last remaining travel restrictions means the airline will be operating at 2019 levels.


For the 2023 summer season, Air France will be flying up to 835 times a day, to 191 destinations in 89 countries.


Africa, China, and North America


As of June 12, 2023, Air France will begin three-weekly service to Dar Es Salaam using a Boeing 787-9 as a continuation of the service to Zanzibar. On the same date, the Boeing 787-9 daily departure to Nairobi will become a direct flight.


Air France will also launch seasonal flights to Algeria (from Paris, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse), Morocco (from Paris and Nice), and Tunisia (from Paris, Marseille and Nice).

In China, flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong will gradually increase throughout spring to reach one daily flight per destination by July 1, or 21 flights a week.


Air France will continue boosting capacity to Tokyo (Japan), where the airline serves both airports. Up to 11 weekly flights to Tokyo Haneda and 3 to Tokyo Narita.

In North America, Air France will operate up to 180 flights a week to 14 US destinations, including New York John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty), as well as 50 flights to 5 Canadian cities. 


The airline will also introduce a new Paris CDG-Ottawa flight on May 27 with 5 weekly flights operated by an Airbus A330-200.

Finally, in the Caribbean, Air France will inaugurate a new flight on May 5, 2023, linking Cayenne (French Guiana) and Belém (Brazil), once a week on Airbus A320.


These additions to the schedule will raise Air France’s number of long-haul destinations to 85.


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In France and Europe


This summer, Air France will fly up to 650 times a day to 106 French and European destinations to further facilitate short- and medium-haul travel for its customers.


Over and above its regular schedule, the airline will operate 66 seasonal routes in France and Europe, taking off from Paris and regional French airports. These flights will make it possible to reach Corsica (from Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Rennes, Lille, Lyon and Nantes), and Greece (from Paris, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse).

Meanwhile, the Air France-KLM Group’s low-cost affiliate, Transavia France, will operate close to 200 short- and medium-haul routes to 120 destinations this summer, including 100 from/to Paris-Orly. This will make it the top low-cost airline operating out of Paris’ airports.


Johannesburg to get new long-haul cabins


Air France is continuing its rollout of its latest long-haul cabins, gradually being installed on 12 Boeing 777 300ERs. Already available from/to New York JFK, Dakar and Rio de Janeiro, they will be introduced on flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg (South Africa) as of March 27, 2023.


Detailed flight times, days and fares can be seen on airfrance.com.

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