As travel restrictions to and from China are lifted, Air France is planning to increase the frequency of flights and aims to offer daily departures from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong starting on July 1, 2023.
Air France is approaching pre-pandemic operational levels as it continues to expand its network. Following the Chinese government’s lifting of travel restrictions, the airline is gradually increasing the number of flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and China.
Air France currently operates flights to following Chinese cities:
- Beijing (Beijing-Capital airport) – once a week
- Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong airport) – twice a week, soon three times a week effective February 3, 2023
- Hong Kong – flights resumed on January 9, 2023, three times a week
Starting July 1, 2023, Air France will operate daily flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
The flights to Shanghai will be on a Boeing 777-300 ER, featuring Air France’s newest long-haul cabins with 369 seats in total, including 48 in Business, 48 in Premium Economy, and 273 in Economy. The flights to Beijing and Hong Kong will be on a Boeing 787-9, with 279 seats, including 30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy, and 228 in Economy.
Air France has been flying to and from China since 1966, with up to 32 flights per week before the pandemic.
Customers can check flight times, days, and fares on Air France website or on famous online booking systems and flight aggregators. However, all flight schedules are subject to changes in travel restrictions and government approvals.
Before traveling, Air France advises customers to check the entry and documentation requirements for their destination. Special measures have been put in place for flights to and from China, including mandatory mask-wearing for all passengers 6 years and older, and a negative PCR test required before departure.