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Air France has revealed its intention to operate flights to as many as 191 destinations during the Summer of 2023 as part of its post-COVID recovery efforts. These destinations will span across 89 countries, and the airline has confirmed that its network and flight schedule will be back to the same level as that of 2019.
Short-distance flights by Air France
Air France has announced that it will operate a maximum of 650 short-haul flights per day to destinations in Europe and France. The airline’s statement reads as follows:
“Over and above its regular schedule, the airline will operate 66 seasonal routes in France and Europe, taking off from Paris and regional French airports.”
“These flights will make it possible to reach 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), and Tunisia as well (from Paris, Marseille and Nice).”
Long-distance flights by Air France
Air France is expanding its long-haul network to 85 destinations, and the total number of international flights outside of Europe has surpassed 277 per week. Additionally, Air France has plans to upgrade the long-haul cabins on 12 of its Boeing 777-300ERs, with Johannesburg being the next destination on the list to receive these upgrades.
Expecting significant growth in 2023
Air France’s flagship carrier is expected to have strong connectivity in France during the upcoming summer season, indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels in terms of networking and scheduling.
Following the pandemic, capturing revenue has become even more crucial for the air carrier, and this period of full operations enables them to do so.
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