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Air France unveils its 2023 summer program
Air France unveils its 2023 summer program

| HEGUY Jean-Baptiste | Source : Air&Cosmos 441 mots

Air France unveils its 2023 summer program

The French airline's summer program is marked by an increase in services to Asia, and a strengthening of services to North America and East Africa.

Air France will present a total of 191 destinations in 89 countries for its summer program, with a network and schedule at 2019 pre-crisis levels. 

14 destinations to the United States

On long-haul, the program is first marked by the reopening of China. As it has already announced, Air France will therefore gradually increase services to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong over the spring to reach one daily flight per destination as of July 1 (subject to regulatory approval). The airline will also continue to increase capacity to Tokyo, with up to 11 flights per week to Tokyo Haneda and 3 to Tokyo Narita. To North America, an extremely dynamic geographical area, Air France will offer up to 180 flights a week to and from 14 destinations in the United States (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, New York Newark, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC) and 50 flights a week to 5 destinations in Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto and Vancouver). On May 2, 2023, the airline will resume flights between Paris-CDG and Quebec City, and will inaugurate a new route between Paris-CDG and Ottawa on June 27. Five frequencies per week will be operated by Airbus A330-200. To Africa, starting June 12, 2023, the airline will add Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) to its network. Three flights a week will be operated by Boeing 787-9, in continuation of Zanzibar, a destination which will be inaugurated in 2021. On the same date, service to Nairobi (Kenya) will become direct, with one daily flight operated by Boeing 787-9. Finally, in the Caribbean region, Air France will inaugurate a new direct route between Cayenne (French Guiana) and Bélem (Brazil) on 5 May 2023, with a weekly flight operated by Airbus A320.

66 seasonal routes in addition to the usual program 

On the short and medium-haul network, Air France will offer up to 650 flights a day to 106 destinations. In addition to its usual schedule, the airline will offer 66 seasonal routes in France and Europe, departing from Paris and French regional airports. These routes will notably connect 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 and Nice).

In addition, Air France is continuing to roll out its new long-haul cabins, which are gradually being installed on the 12 Boeing 777-300ERs. Already available to and from New York JFK, Dakar and Rio, they will be offered on flights between Paris CDG and Johannesburg (South Africa), starting March 27, 2023. 

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