For the 2019-2020 winter season (27 October 2019 to 28 March 2020), Air France is increasing capacity by +3.1% compared to the previous winter season and is offering 9 new routes. This increase is distributed as follows -
+4.5% for long-haul passenger operations
-2.3% for medium-haul and short-haul passenger operations
During winter 2019, Air France is increasing capacity on its long-haul network, particularly to the Americas and Asia.
This increase is driven by the introduction of larger-capacity aircraft and increased frequencies to already available destinations. Air France is also offering a new route on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Quito (Ecuador), operated for the first time during the winter season by Boeing 787-9 (276 seats), with three weekly flights.
The 2019 winter season is also marked by Air France's fleet modernization, with the gradual entry into service of the first Airbus A350-900 (324 seats) and the progressive renovation of the cabins, which is underway on board the Airbus A330-200 and due to begin on board the Boeing 777-300s (468 seats).
Medium and short-haul: -2.3%
In spite of decreasing capacity related to an increasingly competitive marketplace, Air France is offering 7 new routes on its medium and short-haul network in winter 2019. Throughout the 2019-2020 winter season, Air France is offering two new routes on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and the regions:
On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with Air France: Belgrade (Serbia) in continuation of the 2019 summer season
On departure from Paris-Orly with Air France: Geneva (Switzerland)
During the winter school holidays, Air France will offer new services linking the French regions -
On departure from Nice: Biarritz, Brest and Caen (France)
On departure from Strasbourg: Biarritz (France)
On departure from Metz: Pau (France)
For the Air France-KLM group, a capacity increase of +2.5%
For the 2019-2020 winter season (27 October 2019 to 28 March 2020), Air France-KLM is increasing capacity by +2.5% year over year1, and is offering 32 new routes3. This increase is distributed as follows: