Air France Bets Big On Leisure Travelers
by Mark Finlay August 8, 2021
French national flag carrier Air France has decided to adapt its global network by focusing on leisure travel. Following a steep decline in business travel brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Air France is betting on vacation destinations, believing that they will recover sooner than city-to-city routes.
In light of its decision to focus on leisure travel, Air France will operate flights from Paris to Zanzibar, Colombo, and Muscat. In a company statement released on August 4, 2021, Air France said it is unveiling six new routes for the 2021/2022 winter season, starting in October and ending in March.
New winter 2021/2022 routes
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG):
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Air France will fly to Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Spain’s Canary Islands twice a week on a Monday and Sunday starting from November 1, 2021. On the route, Air France will deploy a 143-seat Airbus A319-100.
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Air France will fly to Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) in Finlands Lapland twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 4, 2021, until March 5, 2022. On the route, Air France will deploy a 143 seat-Airbus A319-100.