Air France Capacity Down About 50% In November And December

In a press release issued yesterday, Air France has announced that it is cutting capacity by about 50% for November and December. As the French carrier adapts to the restrictions brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic it is updating its schedule up until January 3, 2021. Given the current situation and the fact that Europe may now be seeing a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Air France is cutting its regular winter schedule.

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Air France has cut capacity until the end of the year due to the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images

While still serving almost all its 170 winter destinations, the flights’ frequencies will be changed to meet demand. Regarding domestic flights, Air France will operate 43 routes with daily return flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, and Lyon Saint-Exupéry. For the rest of Europe, Air France will serve all of its regular 67 winter destinations. As for long-haul routes, Air France will increase the number of flights to the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean destinations. Paris-Charles de Gaulle will see additional flights to Fort-de-France and Pointe-à-Pitre, while Paris-Orly will see more flights to Saint-Denis de La Réunion.

With international borders slowly beginning to open up, Air France’s flight schedule is likely to change and remains subject to government authorization.

Flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle


Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont Ferrand, Lorient, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Rennes, Toulouse

French territories and other destinations in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean
Antananarivo, Fort-de-France, Havana, Mahe, Mauritius, Papeete, Point-a- Pitre, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo


Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Erevan, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Istanbul, Kyiv, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Oslo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Seville, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zurich

Middle East

Beirut, Dubai, Cairo

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Air France is offering more flights to winter sun destinations. Photo: Air France


Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Algiers, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Casablanca, Capetown, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Djibouti, Douala, Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, Luanda, Malabo, Marrakech, Monrovia, Nairobi, Niamey, N’Djamena, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Oran, Pointe-Noire, Rabat, Tunis, Yaoundé

North America

Atlanta, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington

South America

Bogota, Buenos Aires, Fortaleza, Lima, Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, San Jose, Sao Paulo


Bangalore, Bombay (Mumbai), Chennai, Delhi, Ho Chi Min City, Male, Osaka, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tianjin, Tokyo

Flights from Paris-Orly


Ajaccio, Aurillac, Bastia, Brest, Brive, Calvi, Castres, Figari, Tarbes-Lourdes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Toulon, Toulouse

French territories Caribbean & Indian Ocean

Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-a-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Reunion
Flights from-Lyon-Saint-Exupéry

Flights from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry

Flight schedule for November and December 2020 to and from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry.

Domestic and European destinations

Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Prague, Rennes, Rome, Strasbourg, Toulouse

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Air France customers can change tickets without fees up to March 2021.Photo: Air France

Fully flexible tickets

Because of the current ever-changing situation, Air France wants to remind its customers that they can book their flights confidently. If customers need to cancel or change flights, it can be done at no extra cost until March 31, 2021.

Check entry requirements

Air France reminds passengers to check entry requirements for their destinations and transit countries as they may have been modified as a response to COVID-19.

Air France’s health commitment

All Air France passengers must wear a face mask, and body temperature tests will be taken before boarding international flights. New procedures for the cleaning of aircraft cabins have been introduced with an approved virucidal product.

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