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Air France Winter Schedule

October 27, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

AirfanceFor 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.

Air France winter schedule

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.


North America: 

To meet the strong market demand, Air France is increasing capacity to the United States. This growth is particularly focused on routes between the two European hubs of the Air France-KLM Group and Delta Airlines in Atlanta, as well as on the North American West Coast. As part of the transatlantic joint venture, 56 weekly frequencies will be offered from Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Amsterdam-Schiphol to Atlanta. To the West Coast, Air France is increasing capacity to Los Angeles, with a flight operated 3 times a week and to San Francisco by using a larger aircraft.

Central and South America and the Caribbean:

In Central America, as of January 2016, Air France will be offering three weekly flights by Airbus A380 between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico. In March 2016, the A380 will connect the two cities on a daily basis. To Panama City, Air France is increasing its offer to 6 weekly flights on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and offers a strong partnership with Copa Airlines beyond the “hub of the Americas”.

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).

The Caribbean is an expanding market for the Air France-KLM Group, particularly during the high season. Air France is increasing capacity to Havana (Cuba) with one additional frequency from Paris-Charles de Gaulle for the whole season. To the French Antilles, Air France is increasing capacity, with additional seats available in high season (December-March) to Saint Martin, Fort de France and Pointe à Pitre.


To Japan, Air France is adapting its capacity facing lower demand in the region. The Company will offer fewer frequencies to Tokyo Haneda (up to 10 weekly flights) and Osaka (up to 6 weekly Air France flights). In Southeast Asia, Air France is suspending services to Kuala Lumpur from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

To India, Air France is increasing capacity to Bangalore by offering 6 weekly flights operated by Boeing 777-200.

Africa and Indian Ocean:

This winter, Air France is offering a third frequency to Luanda (Angola). In addition, its capacity will increase to Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) with a 4th frequency operated by Airbus A380 for the Christmas peak season (mid-December to mid-January), as well as to Madagascar where Air France will operate the route by Boeing 777-200 in November and December 2015.

New long-haul products and services: 

This winter, Air France is continuing to roll out new products and services on its long-haul network, in order to meet the highest global standards. By the end of the winter season, 27 Boeing 777 will be equipped with the latest cabins flying to 26 destinations on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

– 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.

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