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Air France to Serve 171 Destinations Plus Five New Routes From Paris-CDG for Winter 2022/23

Air France will serve 171 destinations for the winter 2022/23 season, including five new routes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The new routes include New York-Newark (U.S.), Tromsø (Norway), Kittilä (Finland), Innsbruck and Salzburg (Austria).


Air France Boeing 777-200ER - Courtesy Air France

On Tuesday (September 20, 2022), Air France announced that they will serve 171 destinations for the winter 2022/23 season including five new routes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). The added routes from Paris include New York-Newark (U.S.), Tromsø (Norway), Kittilä (Finland) and Innsbruck and Salzburg (Austria). Kittilä and Tromsø flights will operate once weekly with an Airbus A320 and A319, respectively. Service to Innsbruck and Salzburg will operate twice and once weekly, respectively, and the route will be serviced with an Embraer E190. All four of the new routes will start operating from December 10, 2022.


Air France’s winter schedule includes 86 long-haul, as well as 85 short and medium-haul routes, and the carrier’s capacity will approach pre-pandemic levels. Additionally, towards the end of the year, guests will see the launch of Air France’s new long-haul cabins, as the carrier continues to move upmarket. The new 777-300ER Business Class seat transforms into a full bed nearly two meters long, and a new sliding door that makes it possible to completely privatize the space.


For winter 2022/23 Air France will focus capacity on the most resilient geographical areas including North America and Africa. For the second year in a row, the carrier will operate direct service between Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Montreal (Canada). Two weekly flights will be offered on the route, which will be serviced with an Airbus A320. As the market leader between Paris and New York, this winter Air France will launch new daily nonstop service between Paris-CDG and New York-Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), the Greater New York Area’s second largest international airport. From December 12, 2022, the route will operate daily with a Boeing 777-200ER, complementing the existing ‘Shuttle Service’ between Paris-CDG and New York-JFK, with six daily flights operated by Air France, and two daily flights operated by SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines. Additionally, the carrier’s summer service between Paris-CDG and Dallas will be extended to winter with three weekly flights operated with a Boeing 777-200ER.


In Africa, Air France will resume flights between Paris-CDG and Cape Town (South Africa) with three weekly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights from October 30, 2022. The carrier also operates seven weekly flights to Johannesburg. Additionally, Air France has resumed service between Paris-CDG and Tokyo-Haneda with five weekly Boeing 787-9 flights, and will also offer service to Tokyo-Narita with up to five weekly flights.


Air France’s short and medium-haul flying program will focus on winter destinations, including the four new seasonal routes previously mentioned to Austria, Norway and Finland. From October 30, 2022, Air France will also launch new service between Paris-Orly and Casablanca with one daily flight operated with an Airbus A320. The route between Nice and London Heathrow will also become a year-round, daily service and will be operated with an Airbus A320. Originally launched in 2021, the seasonal route between Paris-CDG and Rovaniemi will resume this year from November 27, 2022, with up to one daily A320 flight during the Christmas season. Finally, Air France will extend summer routes from Paris-Orly to Tunis (Tunisia), Marseille to Algiers (Algeria) Toulouse to Algiers, and Toulouse to Oran (Algeria) for the winter 2022/23 season.



Source: Air France