The French airline said in a statement that, this summer, Air France will present an offer in Portugal that represents a growth of 16% compared to 2019, with operations in the three main national airports, namely Faro, Porto and Lisbon.
In the information disclosed on Friday, March 24, Air France mainly highlights the growth of 27% in the number of seats that it will offer, this summer, in Porto, in the program of flights for the summer season that also has the complement of KLM, partner Air France, which will continue operations between Lisbon and Porto and the company’s hub in Amsterdam-Schiphol.
But, in addition to Portugal, Air France also released its schedule for this summer, which will amount to 835 flights per day to 191 destinations in 89 countries, resuming a “2019-wide network and program”.
In the longer term, the highlight is the reopening of China, which has prompted Air France to gradually increase its flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong during the spring, expecting to reach a daily flight for each destination from 1 July.
In Asia, the highlight is the increase in capacity to Tokyo (Japan), where the airline serves both airports, offering up to 11 flights per week to Tokyo-Haneda and three to Tokyo-Narita.
In North America, Air France will boost its offering this summer and plans to offer up to 180 flights per week to/from 14 destinations in the US, including JFK and Newark Liberty in New York, as well as 50 weekly flights to five destinations in Canada. .
The airline will resume flights between Paris-CDG and Quebec City on May 2, 2023 and will launch a new service between Paris-CDG and Ottawa on June 27. Five direct flights per week will be offered to Ottawa, operated by an Airbus A330-200. Air France will be the only company offering direct flights between Ottawa and Europe,” the French airline confirms in the statement issued.
In Africa, Air France will also offer “more capacity than 2019” and, from June 12, will add Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) to its network, offering three flights a week on Boeing 787-9, continuing service to Zanzibar (also in Tanzania), On a road that opened in 2021.
Also on June 12, flights will start to Nairobi (Kenya), with which Air France will have daily direct air contact, which will be carried out on Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
In the Caribbean, Air France will also have news, as it is expected to open a new route to Cayenne (French Guiana), while in South America the main novelty will be Belem (Brazil), which will start its flights on May 5th. 2023 with a weekly flight operated by the Airbus A320.
“These program changes will increase the number of long-haul destinations served by Air France to 85,” the French air carrier adds in information sent to the press.
In addition to Portugal and long-haul, this summer’s Air France operation also offers a wide exposure to Europe, with the carrier noting that “up to 650 flights per day to/from 106 destinations” are planned.
In addition to its regular program, the airline will offer 66 seasonal flights in France and Europe departing from Paris and French regional airports. These connections will, in particular, allow access to Corsica (from Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Rennes, Lille, Lyon and Nantes), Greece (from Paris, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse), Algeria (from Paris, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse), Morocco (from Paris and Nice), or Tunisia (from Paris, Marseille, Nice)”, says Air France.
To the flights of Air France, it will also be necessary to add flights of Transavia France, the French delegation of the low-cost carrier of the Air France / KLM group, which will operate “about 200 short and medium-haul routes to 120 destinations this summer, including 100 To/from Paris-Orly”.
In this way, the affiliate low cost From the Air France-KLM group, it positions itself as a leading airline low cost from Paris airports,” adds the statement from Air France.
Details of the Air France flight program, as well as prices, can be found on the website airline.
New long haul cabins in johannesburg
Also new this summer will be the availability of new long-haul cabins from Air France to Johannesburg, South Africa, as Air France installs new cabins on 12 Boeing 777300 ER aircraft.
The new cabin is now available to/from New York-JFK, Dakar and Rio, and will be offered on flights between Paris-CDG and Johannesburg (South Africa) from 27 March 2023.
“As part of Air France’s group upgrade, this new product available in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class is the new standard for the company. In the business cabin, a new sliding door allows you to make your space completely private and the seat reclines completely to become a flat bed. real, it measures almost two meters, ”explains Air France.
The seats in the center of the cabin are also equipped with “a center panel that can be lowered and retracted, creating an exhilarating space for enjoying the most of the journey together.”
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