Air France increases frequency of Joburg flights

Posted on 14 April 2021

Air France announced that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased frequency of flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021.

Air France extends its operations in Africa and increases frequency of Joburg flights

The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight. Wouter Vermeulen, General Manager Southern Africa Air France-KLM, affirms that Air France remains strongly committed to Africa as a strategic asset in their global network. “Air France is very pleased to announce that we will increase our flights to Johannesburg again and add Maputo to our network starting from June. In recent years, Mozambique has emerged as an important business destination, due to its rich natural energy reserves. We will connect Maputo to all major cities in Europe and the rest of the world, thanks to our extensive global network,” Vermeulen says.

“Next to the support to the growth of the energy sector, tourism is also an important asset of Mozambique for Air France to build on. It is also significant that we are able to find new business opportunities and expand in the midst of a pandemic and thereby continue to connect people from Africa to the rest of the world.” The launch of the Maputo route is another milestone for Air France as it extends its African footprint to 43 cities on the continent.

The evening departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle will serve as a perfect way to connect to the flight to Maputo and the early arrival from Maputo into Paris ensures that passengers can connect to the first wave of departures from Charles de Gaulle to anywhere in the world where Air France operates. Flights are now open for sale and can be booked by all travel agents. Passengers can also contact the Air France Sales and Service Centre for bookings and information via e-mail address: [email protected]

Schedule as per 20 June 2021

Departure Day: Sunday, Thursday

Route: Paris Charles de Gaulle – Maputo AF990

Departure time: 23h25

Arrival time: 13h10

 

Departure Day: Friday

Route: Mapouto – Paris Charles de Daulle AF995

Departure time: 15h45

Arrival time: 05h45

Note: Passengers do not disembark in Johannesburg The Johannesburg and Maputo route is operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft equipped with refurbished cabins. In addition to the above, Air France has confirmed an increase in flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg from three to five times per week starting 29 March 2021. Air France will operate from Paris on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From Johannesburg to Paris the flights will operate on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With Air France Protect, book now with complete peace of mind. As part of its commercial policy, Air France currently offers fully-modifiable tickets for all bookings up to 31 December 2021. Customers can thus change 1 their reservation at no cost, or obtain a refundable credit voucher 2 if they no longer wish to travel. If the flight is cancelled by the airline, the customer can choose to postpone their trip, request a full ticket refund or receive a credit voucher, which is also refundable if not used.

Air France’s health commitment

The health and well-being of Air France customers and staff are at the heart of the company’s concerns. Air France is committed to providing its customers optimum health and hygiene conditions at each stage of their trip, upon arrival at the airport. On board the aircraft and throughout the duration of the trip, it is compulsory to wear a surgical mask. The air in the cabin is renewed every 3 minutes. The air recycling system on board Air France aircraft is equipped with HEPA – High
Efficiency Particulate Air – filters identical to those used in hospital operating theatres. Air France has also reinforced aircraft cleaning procedures, notably with the disinfection of all surfaces in contact with customers such as armrests, tables and screens before each flight.

1. Modifications – possibility of changing the date and/or destination of your ticket regardless of the fare conditions until the day of departure of the 1st flight. If the price of the new ticket is higher, the fare difference will be charged to the customer.

2. Refunds – possibility of requesting a ticket refund up to the day of departure of the 1st flight. If the fare conditions of your ticket do not allow a refund, a credit voucher valid for one year will be issued, the refund of which can be requested any time.

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