Air France continues to increase its services to east Africa

  • Launch of a new route to Dar Es Salam (Tanzania) as a continuation of the service to Zanzibar;
  • Increased flights to Zanzibar (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya) and Antananarivo (Madagascar).

Air France has unveiled the first new routes of its 2023 Summer flight schedule (April – October 2023), characterized by increased service to East Africa, in particular.

As of June 12, 2023, Air France will inaugurate a new route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Dar Es Salam (Tanzania) as a continuation of the service to Zanzibar (also located in Tanzania).

This new service will be operated three times per week by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, equipped with 30 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 225 seats in Economy.


Air France flight schedules (local time)

AF876: departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:20 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and lands in Zanzibar at 8:15 PM. Departs from Zanzibar at 9:45PM, and lands in Dar Es Salam at 10:20 PM (the same day).
AF876 (same flight number): departs Dar Es Salam at 11:50 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and lands at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 07:55 AM (the following day).

More flights to Zanzibar (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya) and Antananarivo (Madagascar)

The new Dar es Salam service will result in increased frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Zanzibar.

Beginning Summer 2023, the “Spice Islands” will be serviced three times a week, compared to two in 2022.

This route, inaugurated in Winter 2021, was operated until recently as a continuation of the service to Nairobi (Kenya).

As of June 12, 2023, the Kenyan capital will benefit from nonstop service in both directions; with one daily flight to/from Paris-Charles de Gaulle – as opposed to the current six flights a week. These flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Starting next summer, Air France will offer a denser flight schedule further south between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Antananarivo (Madagascar) with five non-stop weekly flights compared to the current four. Flights to and from Madagascar will be operated for the first time by an Airbus A350-900, the new jewel of the company’s long-haul fleet, equipped with 34 seats in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 266 seats in Economy.

Continued service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and New York-Newark (USA) and between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Hong Kong (China)

In addition to these new services, the summer of 2023 will see a continuation of flights between

–     Paris-Charles de Gaulle and New York-Newark (USA), a year-round service that will be inaugurated on December 12, 2022, with one daily flight operated by a Boeing 777-200ER,
–     Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Hong Kong (China), a year-round service that is currently suspended but expected to resume on January 9, 2023, with three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (return flight on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays), operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Above Copyright Photo: Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBJ (msn 42497) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 950659.

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