With traffic beginning to pick up after the past four months, Air France is preparing to scale up its network back up to 80% of destinations.
Capacity will be limited, however, with 20% of capacity returning in June, 35% in July and 40% in August.
This – of course- is subject to the lifting of travel restrictions.
Air France plans to serve close to 150 destinations (or 80% of its usual network). In terms of design, the airline will strengthen its domestic network, regional routes, French Overseas Departments and Territories, and Europe (with a focus on Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal).
The airline will also resume its long haul network gradually, with both passenger and cargo traffic.
This network size increase will call for 106 aircraft – just under half of the Air France fleet (made up of 224 aircraft).
Network Planned expansion from Paris-Charles de Gaulle
The following destinations will be served from Paris CDG. Check www.airfrance.com for frequencies and times:
Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Clermont Ferrand, Figari, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Rennes, Toulon, Toulouse.
French overseas departments & territories, Caribbean & Indian Ocean
Antananarivo, Cayenne, Fort de France, Havana, Mauritius, Papeete, Pointe à Pitre, Saint-Denis de La Réunion, Santo Domingo, Saint Martin.
Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Heraklion, Ibiza, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Mykonos, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oslo, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rome, Santorini, Seville, Sofia, Split, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zurich.
Beirut, Dubai, Cairo
Conakry, Cotonou, Djerba, Douala, Nouakchott, Tunis, Yaoundé.
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Toronto.
Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo.
Bangalore, Bangkok, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo.
Planned Expansion from Paris-Orly
The following destinations will be served from Paris ORY. Check www.airfrance.com for frequencies and times:
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Air France CEO Anne Rigail said in a release:
“We can see that people need to travel again and will gradually be resuming services to 150 destinations in France, Europe and the rest of the world this summer. After this difficult period, we are delighted to be welcoming our customers back on board, so that they can travel this summer and be reunited with their loved ones. All Air France staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health & safety”,
Check before you travel. And bring a face mask.
It goes without saying that the flight schedule is subject to change and remains subject to obtaining the required government authorization. Before travelling, you are advised to check with the relevant countries authorities on entry requirements and allowances.
And Air France reminds customers that surgical masks must be worn on all its flights and that temperature checks are carried out before boarding.
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