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Air France adding more flights to French Overseas this Summer

French national carrier Air France is increasing its service to the French Overseas Departments.

Photo: Air France KLM

In the press release, Air France says that it will be increasing the number of weekly flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris Orly (ORY) to the following destinations:

  • Mayotte and Réunion in the Indian Ocean
  • French Guiana in South America
  • Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean

Up to 56 flights will operate every week between these destinations and the two Paris airports, providing connections to the airline’s entire short, medium and long-haul network.

Services between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Cayenne and between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint-Denis de La Réunion will be launched on 2 and 6 April 2021 respectively.

Launched last December, the number of services between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and the French Caribbean will increase, with 7 weekly flights to and from each of the two islands.

Flight schedule for Summer 2021

To and from Fort-de-France: 14 weekly direct flights

  • 7 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Orly
  • 7 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

To and from Pointe-à-Pitre: 18 weekly direct flights

  • 11 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Orly
  • 7 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

To and from Cayenne: 10 weekly direct flights

  • 7 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Orly
  • 3 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays as from 2nd April, 2021

To and from Saint-Denis de La Réunion: 14 weekly direct flights

  • 7 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Orly
  • 7 weekly direct flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle as from 6th April, 2021

Aircraft

Air France says that all these flights will be operated by Boeing B777-200 and Boeing B777-300 equipped with Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Tickets for these flights are already available for booking online, and as per Air France’s current policies amid the pandemic, bookings can be modified at no cost up until 30 September 2021.

Before travelling, Air France highly recommends its customers check the current restrictions, particularly with regard to COVID tests, by consulting the airfrance.traveldoc.aero website.

Currently, all French Overseas Departments require a negative COVID-19 test result that should be taken not more than 72 hours before departure.

Air France is saying that it is taking all measures with reinforced cleaning of the aircraft before each departure, body temperature checks at boarding to certain destinations, and the wearing of surgical masks by passengers which is compulsory throughout the journey.

What do you think about Air France’s summer 2021 French Overseas schedule? Let us know in the comments section below.

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