As part of efforts to recover after shutting down flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Air France has announced plans to resume international flights including cities in Asia during the summer.
With priority given to domestic flight resumptions, the French carrier will operate 20% of its capacity during the month of June. The carrier plans to gradually increase capacity to around 35% in July and 40% in August, subject to government approvals.
In all, the airline plans to resume flights to 150 destinations with plans to resume international operations from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in July and August.
The airline plans to resume flights to a total of twelve destinations in Asia including the Middle East. Air France named nine cities in Asia named are Bangalore, Bangkok, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. Air France will also operate flights to three Middle East destinations: Beirut, Dubai, and Cairo.
"We can see that people need to travel again and will gradually be resuming services to 150 destinations in France, Europe and the rest of the world this summer. After this difficult period, we are delighted to be welcoming our customers back on board, so that they can travel this summer and be reunited with their loved ones. All Air France staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health & safety," said Air France CEO Anne Rigail.