Air France expands summer schedule amid new long-haul cabin rollout

Air France expands summer schedule amid new long-haul cabin rollout

Air France says it is “responding to sustained demand” by increasing flight capacity across its transatlantic network this summer, along with the continued roll-out of its new long-haul cabins.

The French carrier will increase its long-haul capacity by nine per cent this summer, with plans to fly to 85 destinations, including 17 in the US.

A new direct service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Phoenix, Arizona, will operate three times per week from 23 May aboard Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

The carrier will also resume daily flights to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and extend its direct service to Raleigh Durham, North Carolina (inaugurated in winter 2023) with seven weekly flights, up from three during the winter season.

More flights will also be added to routes to Japan, including two daily services between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Tokyo Haneda, and four weekly flights to Tokyo Narita.

The carrier will also increase frequencies on ‘key’ African and Indian Ocean routes, with daily flights to Cotonou, Benin and Antananarivo, Madagascar and two daily flights to Cameroon, shared between Yaoundé and Douala.

It will also extend its seasonal winter service between Paris and Abu Dhabi into summer and resume three-times-weekly flights to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.

The airline’s ongoing cabin refurbishment aboard its Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A350-900 aircraft will continue throughout the summer. Following an initial launch on select long-haul routes, the new cabins, which include business, premium economy and economy seats, will be added to services for Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Papeete (Tahiti), Mexico and Tokyo Narita.

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