Air France will increase in long-haul capacity this summer

Friday 28, January 2011


Air France will increase in long-haul capacity this summer


This summer, Air France will continue to develop its flight network to emerging markets and markets offering strong tourist potential. This rise in long-haul capacity will be supported by the launch of two new destinations served by Airbus A380.


Between 2011 and 2013, Air France’s long-haul flight capacity will be up by +6%.


5 new destinations  


  • Air France will launch 5 new destinations out of Paris-Charles de Gaulle:
  • starting on 27 March 2011, flights will operate to:
  • Phnom Penh in Cambodia, three times weekly, with a stopover in Bangkok, operated by Airbus A340-300 equipped with 275 seats.
  • Monrovia in Liberia, two times weekly, with a stopover in Conakry, operated by Airbus 330-200 equipped with 207 seats.
  • Freetown in Sierra Leone, three times weekly, with a stopover in Conakry, operated by Airbus 330-200 equipped with 207 seats.


Starting in June, flights will operate to:

  • Lima, 5 times weekly, by Boeing 777-200 with 309 seats.
  • Orlando, 3 times weekly, by Boeing 777-300 with 472 seats. This service will be operated as part of the Air France-KLM Alitalia_Delta trans-Atlantic joint venture agreement under which the partners jointly operate their trans-Atlantic routes, thereby sharing revenues and costs. 
  • These new destinations will complement the Air France and KLM long-haul network, proposing an even wider choice of destinations and direct flights, with convenient flight times allowing for fast and easy connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol to destinations worldwide.  
  • 2 new routes served by A380  


Starting on 22 April, Air France will begin operating daily flights to Montreal by A380 and, as from 6 June 2011, flights to Washington.  


With these new destinations, the A380 super jumbos will be progressively equipped with Premium Voyageur seats, located between the Business and Voyageur cabin classes, comprising 9 seats in La Première, 80 seats in Business, 38 seats in Premium Voyageur and 389 seats in Voyageur.  


In June 2011, Air France will operate the A380 to 5 destinations out of Paris-Charles de Gaulle: New York-JFK, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Montreal and Washington.



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