Air France will significantly increase its flights and put 22 planes back into service
France reopened its borders this week to vaccinated visitors after more than a year of travel restrictions. Air France will offer service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle during the 2021 summer season from 12 American cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC
At the time of summer travel, Air France is expanding its network with the launch of a service from Denver from July 2. This summer, Air France plans to serve nearly 200 destinations around the world, including more than 110 destinations in France, Europe and North Africa.
Air France’s service between the United States and Paris-CDG will operate as follows:
New York-JFK: three daily flights on the B777-300
Los Angeles: two daily flights on the B777-300
Boston: daily service by B787-9
Miami: daily service by A350-900
San Francisco: daily service by B777-300
Washington DC-IAD: daily service on B777-300
Atlanta: twelve weekly A350-900 flights
Chicago: five weekly B777-300 flights
Detroit: five weekly flights on the B787-9
Houston: five weekly B777-300 flights
Denver (new): three weekly flights starting July 2 on B787-9
Minneapolis: three weekly B787-9 flights
“Americans are eager to resume leisure travel and are excited about the reopening of France. Air France is pleased to offer passengers the opportunity to benefit from our commitment to exceptional service and the health and safety of everyone on board. “
Stéphane Ormand, Vice-President and General Manager, United States
Short and medium-haul network
On the short and medium-haul network, in addition to its usual schedule, Air France will operate 81 seasonal routes this summer, including 23 new ones. More than 40 summer lines will be served on the domestic network, from Paris and the French regions, particularly to Corsica, with direct flights to the Mediterranean island offered from Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Lyon , Pau, Rennes, Strasbourg and Nantes.
In Europe, this offer mainly concerns leisure destinations, such as Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, from Paris and the French regions. Overall and compared to summer 2019, Air France will increase its capacity to Greece by nearly 80% and its capacity to Portugal by almost 25%.
On long-haul routes, the elimination of the essential reasons for travel to most destinations in the French Antilles will allow an increase in capacity on these routes; itineraries essential to territorial continuity. This summer, Air France will provide up to 3 daily flights to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Saint-Denis de la Réunion from Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle; facilitate connections with the entire Air France network.
Returning 22 aircraft to service
In July and August 2021, Air France’s flight program will represent 65% of the capacity offered during the same period in 2019, compared to 40% in May.
To support the increase in frequencies, Air France’s maintenance teams are committed to removing 10 medium-haul and 12 long-haul aircraft from storage. A total of 181 Air France aircraft will be in operation this summer.
Flight schedule for July and August 2021 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly to France, Europe, North Africa and the French Antilles –
|France||Ajaccio, Aurillac, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Brive, Calvi, Castres, Clermont-Ferrand, Figari, Lourdes / Tarbes, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Rennes, Toulouse|
|Europe||Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Basel / Mulhouse, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bucharest Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Corfu (new), Cork, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki (new), Heraklion, Ibiza, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Las Palmas (new), Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malaga, Malta (new), Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Mykonos, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oslo, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa (new), Porto, Prague, Rhodes (new), Rome, Santorini, Seville, Sofia, Split, Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg and Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Turin, Valencia, Warsaw, Venice, Vienna, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich|
|North Africa||AgadI (New), Algiers, Casablanca, Djerba, Monastir (New), Oran, Marrakech, Rabat, SilkIuh (New), Tunis|
|French overseas departments||Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Papeete, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Saint-Martin|