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Air France boosts flight schedules to the French Overseas Territories, Caribbean and the Indian Ocean for Summer 2021

Air France is increasing the number of long-haul leisure destinations. These flights will be subject to the relaxation of travel restrictions.

Summer 2021

Air France plans to operate up to 98 weekly flights this summer to the French Caribbean, Reunion Island, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Saint-Martin, the Dominican Republic and the Riviera Maya in Mexico.

The airline will be linking Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Reunion Island to both, Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris-Orly airport this summer, providing connections to the entire Air France short, medium and long-haul network.

Departures from Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

  • Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe: up to 7 weekly flights
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique: up to 7 weekly flights
  • Saint-Denis de La Réunion: up to 7 weekly flights
  • Cayenne, French Guiana: up to 3 weekly flights
  • Papeete, French Polynesia: up to 3 weekly flights
  • Saint Martin: up to 7 weekly flights
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: up to 7 weekly flights
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: up to 3 weekly flights
  • Cancun, Mexico: up to 5 weekly flights

Departures from Paris-Orly airport:

  • Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe: up to 14 weekly flights
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique: up to 14 weekly flights
  • Saint-Denis de La Réunion: up to 14 weekly flights
  • Cayenne, French Guiana: up to 7 weekly flights

All the flights will be operated either by a Boeing B777 or a Airbus A330 equipped with the Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. Days of operation, schedules and fares are available for consultation at airfrance.fr. The French flag carrier says that this flight schedule is subject to change according to travel restrictions. Recently, France announced a mandatory 7-day quarantine for arrivals from the United Kingdom that is effective from 31st May 2021.

Still subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, Air France also plans to serve the following overseas, Caribbean and Indian Ocean destinations from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this summer:

  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Port-Louis, Mauritius

Air France Protect

As part of its commercial policy, Air France is currently offering fully modifiable tickets for travel until 31st December 2021. Passengers can change their reservation free of charge, or request a refundable credit voucher if they no longer wish to travel. If the flight is cancelled by the airline, passengers have the choice of postponing their trip, requesting a full ticket refund or requesting a credit voucher, which is also refundable if not used.

Meanwhile, Air France yesterday announced that it will start flying between Paris and Helsinki starting 6th July.

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