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 US cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
In time for summer travel, Air France is extending its network with the launch of service from Denver starting 2nd July. This summer, Air France plans to serve close to 200 destinations worldwide, 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 by B777-300
· Los Angeles: two daily flights by B777-300
· Boston: daily service in B787-9
· Miami: daily service in A350-900
· San Francisco: daily service in B777-300
· Washington DC-IAD: daily service in B777-300
· Atlanta: twelve weekly flights by A350-900
· Chicago: five weekly flights by B777-300
· Detroit: five weekly flights by B787-9
· Houston: five weekly flights by B777-300
· Denver (new): three weekly flights from 2 July by B787-9
· Minneapolis: three weekly flights by B787-9
“Americans are eager to resume leisure travel and are excited by the reopening of France. Air France is pleased to provide 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, USA
Short and medium-haul network
On the short and medium-haul network, in addition to its usual schedule, this summer Air France will operate 81 seasonal routes including 23 new ones. More than 40 summer routes will be served on the domestic network, on departure from Paris and the French regions, notably 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, on departure from Paris and the French regions. Overall and compared with summer 2019, Air France will increase its capacity to Greece by almost 80% and its capacity to Portugal by nearly 25%.
On long-haul routes, the removal of the essential reasons to travel to most French Caribbean destinations will allow an increased capacity on these routes; routes that are essential to ensuring territorial continuity. This summer, Air France will operate up to 3 daily flights to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Saint-Denis de la Réunion on departure from Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle; facilitating connections with the entire Air France network.
Returning 22 Planes to Service
In July and August 2021 the Air France flight schedule will represent 65% of the capacity offered during the same period in 2019, compared to 40% in May.
To support the increase in frequencies, the Air France maintenance teams are working hard to bring 10 medium-haul and 12 long-haul aircraft out of storage. In total, 181 Air France aircraft will be in operation this summer.
Flight schedule for July and August 2021 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly to France, Europe, North Africa and the French Caribbean -
|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, Edinburg, 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, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Turin, Valencia, Warsaw, Venice, Vienna, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich|
|North Africa||Agadir (new), Algiers, Casablanca, Djerba, Monastir (new), Oran, Marrakech, Rabat, Tangier (new), Tunis|
|French Overseas Departments||Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Papeete, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Saint-Martin|