Air France rides the recovery in travel demand and expands the winter network

Air France extends its pace on the reopening route and, with the introduction of the winter operation, it will serve up to 182 destinations, including 23 new routes compared to last year. Among the highlights of the season stand out theincreased capacity to the United States, up to over 90% of the capacity offered in 2019; the entry into service of theAirbus A220 for Milan, Venice, Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona starting from 31st October 2021. Last but not least, fully changeable and refundable tickets until 31st March 2022.

In detail, Air France will operate to 87 destinations on the long haul and 95 on the short and medium haul. The long-haul network will see the introduction of four purely leisure destinations, departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle: Zanzibar, 2 weekly flights as continuation of flights to Nairobi starting from 18 October; Muscat, 3 weekly flights starting from 31 October; Colombo, 3 weekly flights starting November 1st e Banjul (Gambia), 4 weekly flights starting from 1st November.

Air France will also resume flights to destinations blocked due to the Covid crisis – strength, Mahé, Cape Town,Hong Kong e Seattle; and loves lane Port Louis (Mauritius) have already been restored on 5 October, with 7 weekly flights.

The carrier serves 11 destinations in the United States (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 capacity equivalent to approximately 90% of that of 2019 by increasing frequencies to key destinations such as New York, Miami or Los Angeles and using larger aircraft.

On its long-haul network, Air France will also connect Paris-Orly to Saint Martin with 3 weekly flights, starting December 4. This connection will be added to the flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, for a total of 10 weekly flights to that destination. Saint Martin is thus added to Cayenne, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France and Saint-Denis de la Réunion

Finally, Air France will expand its Caribbean regional network with two new destinations departing from Pointe-à-Pitre: Montreal: 2 weekly flights from 23 November e New York, 2 weekly flights from 24 November.