For the 2015-2016 winter season (from 25 October 2015 to 26 March 2016), Air France’s flight schedule is characterized essentially by the redeployment of the long-haul network towards growth markets, and the continued restructuring of the medium-haul network.
On its long-haul network, Air France is increasing capacity to North America and the Caribbean while reducing capacity to other destinations including Brazil and Japan. Services to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle are suspended. On its medium-haul network, Air France capacity is stable on departure from the hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, apart from the suspension of services to Vigo (Spain), Verona (Italy) and Stavanger (Norway). The Company is continuing the move upmarket of its products and services to reach the best possible global level thanks to the deployment of its new long and medium-haul cabins.
Central and South America and the Caribbean:
Responding to different market dynamics, Air France is adapting capacity to South America, reducing capacity in Brazil, while strengthening its position to the rest of this region. From Paris-Charles de Gaulle a smaller aircraft will be used to Brasilia while frequencies are reduced to Rio de Janeiro (up to 11 weekly flights) and Sao Paulo (up to 13 times per week, excluding the Christmas period). Extensive access to the vast Brazilian market is achieved by even more frequencies and routes offered through the Air France-KLM Group’s partnership with GOL. Air France is also increasing capacity to Caracas (Venezuela) and Lima (Peru).
To India, Air France is increasing capacity to Bangalore by offering 6 weekly flights operated by Boeing 777-200.
Africa and Indian Ocean:
– North America – Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington;
– Latin America – Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Panama City, Sao Paulo;
– Africa – Abidjan, Bangui, Douala, Libreville, Malabo, Yaoundé;
– Middle East – Beirut, Dubai;
– India – Bangalore;
– Asia – Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong-Kong, Jakarta, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo-Haneda.
On departure from the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in continuation of the summer season, Air France will offer one additional daily frequency to Billund (Denmark) and Bordeaux (France). Services will be suspended to Vigo (Spain), Verona (Italy) and Stavanger (Norway).
Air France is pursuing the move upmarket of its products and services, with an upgraded offer (more flexibility for business travel, new gourmet delights) and a new leather seat already available on board 24 Airbus A319 and progressively rolled out on 25 Airbus A320 during the first half of 2016.
On departure from Paris-Orly and the French regions
From Paris-Orly, in continuation of the summer season, HOP! Air France is suspending one daily frequency to Strasbourg and two daily frequencies to Mulhouse. The company is also adjusting capacity by making seasonal adjustments, by reducing its flight schedule by one daily frequency to Biarritz, Brest, Marseille, Pau and Toulon and by two daily frequencies to Nice compared with last summer.
From the French regions, HOP! Air France is adjusting its frequencies on its Lyon-Montpellier and Lyon-Rome routes and closing its international routes from Marseille, Nice and Toulouse as well as its Lyon-Mulhouse and Strasbourg-Rome services. On departure from Marseille to Lille and Rennes, as well as between Toulouse and Strasbourg, Air France is increasing capacity by operating flights by both Airbus and regional aircraft, providing more frequencies and meeting the needs of customers travelling for leisure and business reasons.