Air France will almost restore its American network by March
Air France plans to restore about 90% of its pre-pandemic capacity in the United States by March 2022, the carrier said.
The carrier plans to “gradually increase” its capacity to its 11 US destinations when travel restrictions are lifted for vaccinated travelers next month. The capacity growth will come from additional frequencies to New York, Miami and Los Angeles as well as oversized planes on current US routes, according to Air France. The carrier’s service to Seattle will resume on December 6, with three weekly flights.
Air France is also adding four new destinations to its long-haul network departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport: Zanzibar, Tanzania, from October 18; Muscat, Oman, from October 31; Colombo, Sri Lanka, from November 1; and Banjul, Gambia, from November 1.
In addition, Air France will restart service to several destinations that have been interrupted since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic: Fortaleza, Brazil, from October 22; MahÃ©, Seychelles, from October 23; Cape Town, South Africa, from October 31; and Hong Kong, from November 5.
For its medium-haul network, Air France will present its Airbus A220 aircraft on October 31, which reduces carbon emissions by 20%, for its routes to Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, ââMilan and Venice. It will add the plane for its connections to Bologna, Rome, Lisbon and Copenhagen later in the winter.
Air France plans to add two new medium-haul destinations departing from Paris this winter: Tenerife, Canary Islands, from November 1, and Rovaniemi, Finland, from December 4.