Air France Focuses On Leisure Travel With New Winter Routes

French national flag carrier Air France has just issued a statement about its winter 2021/2022 schedule, and there appears to be an emphasis on leisure destinations. In its statement, the SkyTeam alliance member says it is adding three new destinations to its long-haul winter schedule.

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Air France will fly a Boeing 787-9 to Zanzibar via Nairobi. Photo: Air France

As the summer starts to heat up now we have entered July; Air France is busy trying to decide what leisure routes it wants to introduce for the winter. Beginning in October 2021 and running until March 2022, Air France will offer its customers flights to three new winter sun destinations.

Zanzibar, Oman and Colombo

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Starting October 18th, Air France will fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The flight will operate twice a week utilizing a Boeing 787-9 and will be a continuation of Air France’s regular flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Muscat, Oman

With the Middle Eastern Gulf States being the closest winter sun destinations for European vacationers, Air France is adding more flights. Starting October 31st, the airline will offer three flights per week from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Muscat International Airport (MCT) in Muscat, Oman. The just over seven-hour flights will be operated using a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. On top of the new flights to Oman, Air France will increase the frequency of flights between Paris and Dubai to 14 flights per week beginning October 23rd.

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Air France will increase the number of flights to Dubai for the winter. Photo: Air France

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Starting from November 1st, Air France will fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The flights will be operated using a Boeing 787-9 and are a continuation of Air France’s flights to Male in the Maldives.

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Flights to Miami and Tahiti

Miami, Florida

While not a new destination for Air France, the airline says that it will increase its frequency of flights between Paris and Miami during next winter. Starting October 31st, the carrier will fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Miami International Airport (MIA) in Florida. Air France says it will offer up to 12 weekly flights using Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A350 aircraft.

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Air France will use a Boeing 777-200 for flights from LAX to Tahiti. Photo: Air France

Papeete, Tahiti

Regarding France’s overseas territories, Air France says that due to strong customer demand, it will be increasing the number of flights between Paris and French Polynesia. Starting November 3rd, Air France will offer five flights a week between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Fa’a’ā International Airport (PPT) in Papeete, Tahiti. The flights will be operated using Boeing 777-200 aircraft and are a continuation of the flights between Paris and Los Angeles.

COVID-19 travel advice

Air France reminds its customers that all flights are subject to change and require government authorization. Air France points out that given the current COVID-19 pandemic, passengers should carefully check travel restrictions and fully understand the health measures currently in force in the various countries served. If unsure about what documentation is needed regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and PCR tests, passengers can visit airfrance.traveldoc.aero.

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