This summer, the French flag carrier will expand its global network by three new locations, as well as numerous existing routes that will experience increased frequency.
The summer schedule for 2023 has been released by Air France. Many new routes across East Africa and the Americas, as well as an increase in flights to Asia, are among the highlights. With up to 835 flights each day to 191 destinations in 89 countries this summer, the airline will resume operating at levels last seen before the pandemic.
Air France will operate to 106 locations throughout Europe in addition to its 85 long-haul destinations, both from its two bases in Paris and from smaller local French airports. The airline operates 66 seasonal routes throughout Europe, taking advantage of demand peaks in different parts of the continent.
rising capability to Asia
Air France will gradually increase the number of its flights to Hong Kong (HKG), Beijing (PEK), and Shanghai (PVG) throughout the spring, up to July 1st, when all three routes will be offered daily. Passengers will have more options and freedom thanks to this when China resumes issuing tourist visas and welcomes back foreign travelers for the first time in three years.
Japan will also experience an increase in Air France’s presence from other parts of Asia. The airline will run up to 11 weekly flights to Haneda Airport (HND) and three to Narita Airport (NRT) this summer from its primary hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
a variety of new routes
This summer, Air France will add a number of new locations to its global route network in addition to resuming and expanding service. With effect from June 12, the airline will operate three Boeing 787-9 flights weekly to the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam (DAR).
The flights are a continuation of the airline’s October 2021-launched service to Zanzibar (ZNZ). The epidemic will result in an increased presence of Air France in Africa. Airbus A330-200-operated five-weekly flights from Paris (CDG) to Ottawa (YOW) will start on May 2.
As a result, Air France will be the sole airline offering direct flights from Ottawa to Europe. With up to 50 weekly flights slated to Canada and up to 180 to the US, Ottawa will rise to the position of the airline’s fifth Canadian and nineteenth North American destination.
Moreover, Air France will operate a weekly Airbus A320 flight from Cayenne, French Guiana (CAY), to Belém, Brazil (BEL). On May 5th, the route will get underway.
introducing the brand-new long-haul cabins
Air France is putting its redesigned long-haul cabins on 12 Boeing 777-300ERs as it gets ready to start flying its summer schedule. The new item is now offered on a limited number of flights to New York (JFK), Dakar (DSS), and Rio de Janeiro (GIG), and as of March 27th, it will also be offered on routes to Johannesburg (JNB).
The introduction of the new business class, premium economy, and economy class cabins reflects Air France’s efforts to provide a more upscale product. A sliding door that offers privacy to each guest is one of the updated business class cabin’s features.