MIAMI – As travel restrictions are slowly being relaxed by European countries, Air France (AF) is boosting up its network.
The carrier’s summer schedule will offer approximately 200 services out of which over 110 are within France and other EU and non-EU cities as indicated on an AF press release published on June 11.
On the short and medium-haul routes, AF will offer up to 81 seasonal destinations – 23 are new routes – while on the domestic sector, AF will register more than 40 summer city pairs, both from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY), as well as from region to region.
Flights will link Corsica (AJA and BIA), Bordeaux (BOD), Caen (CFR), Lille (LIL), Lyon (LYS), Pau (PUF), Rennes (RNS) , Strasbourg (SXB), and Nantes (NTE).
On the European network, AF plans to offer increased services to leisure destinations including Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal with departures from CDG/ORY and regional airports. Compared to 2019, AF’s offer to Greek destinations will show an 80% increase while Portugal will stand at +25%.
The airline’s new international destinations are Corfou (CFU), Helsinki (HEL), Malta (MLA), Las Palmas (LPA), and Rhodos (RHO) within Europe, and Agadir (AGA), Monastir (MIR), and Tangier (TNG) in North Africa.
On its long-haul network and following the re-opening of free travel to French overseas regions and departments, AF will operate up to three daily flights from CDG/ORY to Caribbean’s Pointe à Pitre (PTP), and Fort de France (FDF) as well to Réunion Island’s St. Denis (RUN).
Compared to 2019, AF’s services in July and August will stand at 65% of capacity with an increase of 25% over May 2021. To face the expected traffic increase, AF technical teams are on the job to take out stored 10 medium-range and 12 long-range aircraft. During the summer, AF will fly a total of 181 aircraft.
July-August Schedule from CDG/ORY Airports
Ajaccio (AJA), Aurillac (AUR), Bastia (BIA), Biarritz (BIQ), Bordeaux (BOD), Brest (BES), Brive (BVE), Calvi (CLY), Castres (DCM), Clermont Ferrand (CFE), Figari (FSC), Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE), Lyon (LYS), Marseille (MRS), Montpellier (MPL), Nantes (NTE), Nice (NCE), Pau (PUF), Perpignan (PGF), Rennes (RNS), Toulouse (TLS)
Alicante (ALC), Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Bâle/Mulhouse (BSL), Barcelona (BCN), Bari (BRI), Belgrade (BEG), Bergen (BGO), Berlin (BER), Bilbao (BIO), Billund (BLL), Birmingham (BHX), Bologna (BLQ), Bucarest (OTP), Budapest (BUD), Cagliari (CAG), Catania (CTA), Copenhaguen (CPH).
Corfou (CFU), Cork (ORK), Dublin (DUB), Dubrovnik (DBV), Düsseldorf (DUS), Edinburgh (EDI), Erevan (EVN), Faro (FAO), Florence (FLR), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), Göteborg (GOT), Hamburg (HAM), Hannover (HAJ), Helsinki (HEL), Héraklion (HER), Ibiza (IBZ), Istanbul (IST), Kyiv (IEV), Krakow (KRK).
Las Palmas (LPA), Lisbon (LIS), Ljubljana (LJU), London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP).
Malta (MLA), Manchester (MAN), Milan (LIN), Moscow (SVO), Munich (MUC), Mykonos (JMK), Naples (NAP), Newcastle (NCL), Nuremberg (NUE), Olbia (OLB), Oslo (OSL), Palermo (PMO), Palma De Mallorca (PMI), Pisa (PSA), Porto (OPO), Prague (PRG).
Rhodes (RHO), Rome (FCO), Santorini (JTR), Sevilla (SVQ), Sofia (SOF), Split (SPU), St. Petersburg (LED), Stockholm (ARN), Stuttgart (STR), Tbilisi (TBS), Thessaloniki (SKG), Turin (TRN), Valencia (VLC), Warsaw (WAW), Venice (VCE), Vienna (VIE), Zagreb (ZAG), Zurich (ZRH).
Agadir (AGA), Algiers (ALG), Casablanca (CMN), Djerba (DJHE), Monastir (MIR), Oran (ORN), Marrakesh (RAK), Rabat (RBA), Tanger (TNG), Tunis (TUN)
Cayenne (CAY), Fort-de-France (FDF), Papeete (PPT), Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP), Saint-Denis de la Réunion (RUN), St. Marteen (SXM)
Featured image: Air France Airbus 350-900 F-HTYC Saint Denis de la Réunion – Photo: Casey Groulx/Airways