Air France recently announced that it will serve 171 destinations, including 86 long-haul and 85 short- and medium-haul, during the 2022-2023 winter season, from November 2022 until March 2023.
The airline’s winter program will will include 5 new routes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York-Newark (United States), Tromsø (Norway), Kittilä (Finland), Innsbruck and Salzburg (Austria).
“After a summer marked by strong demand for travel, Air France is continuing to reopen its global network,” a company announcement said.
Air France’s entire fleet will be in operation and capacity levels across the network will be close to those of winter 2019.
In North America, and for the second winter in a row, Air France will operate a direct service between Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Montreal (Canada) from 22 October 2022 with two flights a week operated by Airbus A320.
Air France will launch a daily non-stop service operated by Boeing 777-200 ER between its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub and New York-Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) on 12 December 2022.
Also, the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Dallas summer route will be extended for the winter season with 3 flights per week operated by 777-200 ER.
In Africa, Air France will resume its flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Cape Town (South Africa) on 30 October 2022. 3 weekly flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9.
Air France has also resumed flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Tokyo-Haneda (Japan), with 5 weekly flights operated by Boeing 787-9.
Short and medium-haul
From 30 October 2022, Air France will launch a new route between Paris-Orly and Casablanca, with one daily flight operated by Airbus A320. On the same date, the Nice-London Heathrow (UK) route, which until now has only been operated during the summer peak, will become an annual service, with a daily flight operated by Airbus A320.
Launched in 2021, the seasonal Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Rovaniemi (Finland) route will resume this year from 27 November with up to one daily flight operated by Airbus A320 during the Christmas period.
On 10 December 2022, four new destinations will join the Air France network:
– Kittilä (Finland) and Tromsø (Norway) will both be served once a week by A320 and Airbus A319 respectively.
– Innsbruck and Salzburg (Austria), with respectively 2 and 1 weekly flight operated by Embraer 190 starting 10 December 2022.
Finally, the summer routes Paris-Orly – Tunis (Tunisia), Marseille – Algiers (Algeria), Toulouse – Algiers (Algeria) and Toulouse – Oran (Algeria) will be extended for the winter season.
First flights of new long-haul Business seat on Boeing 777-300 ER in coming weeks
The end of the year will see the launch of Air France’s new long-haul cabins. The airline is pursuing its strategy of moving upmarket and is gradually installing a new Business seat which transforms into a real bed almost 2 metres long on 12 Boeing 777-300 ERs. A new sliding door makes it possible to completely privatise the seat area, preserving it from the rest of the cabin. The first flight will take place in the coming weeks to New York-JFK.