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Flights from Europe to Cape Town next winter

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Thursday 12 May 2011

Starting on 3 November, Air France will be operating 3 weekly flights to Cape Town in South Africa from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. With a night flight both ways, Air France will be offering its passengers the best possible schedules on this route.

This new flight will also provide passengers with easy connections to and from Air France’s main destinations in France and Europe.

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 with a total capacity of 309 seats, equipped with 35 seats in the Business class cabin, 24 seats in the Premium Voyageur cabin and 250 seats in the Voyageur (Economy) cabin. On board, customers will be able to enjoy the new Air France Business class seat which is more than 2 metres long and 61cm wide, making it one of the largest and most comfortable seat beds on the market.

Le Cap, accessible depuis l’Europe dès l’hiver prochain

New flight schedules:

  • Paris-CDG –Cape Town: Leaves at 11:30 pm – Arrives in Cape Town at 11:40am. Services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Cape Town – Paris-CDG: Leaves at 7:35pm – Arrives in Paris-CDG at 5:55am. Services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

This new route is part of Air France and KLM’s growth strategy on the African continent, with 4 new destinations in 2011: Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia), Bata (Equatorial Guinea) and Cape Town. These new destinations bring to 39 the number of African cities served in winter 2011.

Air France and KLM in South Africa:

- Air France operates a daily flight by Airbus A380 between Paris and Johannesburg as well as 3 weekly flights by Boeing 777 between Paris and Cape Town (starting on 3 November 2011).

- KLM operates a daily flight between Amsterdam and Cape Town as well as a daily flight between Amsterdam and Johannesburg. KLM operates flights to both these destinations by Boeing 777.

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