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The announcement of the lifting of travel restrictions in place for over 18 months has led to a significant increase in bookings at Air France, particularly on routes to New York, Miami and Los Angeles, for travel in November and during the end-of-year holidays.

In order to accompany the recovery in transatlantic traffic, Air France will therefore gradually increase its capacity during the winter season. By the end of March 2022, the airline plans to return to an offer corresponding to around 90% of that of 2019, compared with 50% in the summer of 2021.

This will notably involve adding frequencies to certain destinations, such as New York (increase from 3 to 5 flights a day), Miami (increase from 7 to 12 flights a week) or Los Angeles (increase from 12 to 17 flights a week). During this period, Air France will also reopen the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Seattle route, suspended since the beginning of the Covid (3 flights a week as from 6 December), it will resume its usual route between Paris and Papeete, via Los Angeles (3 flights a week between Los Angeles and Papeete as from 11 November 2021), and it will inaugurate a new route between Pointe-à-Pitre and New York JFK (2 flights a week as from 24 November 2021).

This winter, Air France will serve 11 destinations in the United States: New York JFK – the airline’s first international stopover, Boston, Washington DC, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, with up to 122 flights per week.

Flight schedule to/from the United States – winter season 2021

From/to Paris-Charles de Gaulle :

  • Atlanta: 14 flights a week by Airbus A350-900
  • Boston: 7 flights a week by Airbus A350-900
  • Chicago: 5 flights a week by Boeing 777-300
  • Detroit: 5 flights a week by Boeing 787-9
  • Washington DC: 7 flights a week by Boeing 777-300
  • Houston: 5 flights a week by Boeing 777-300
  • New York JFK: 35 flights a week by Boeing 777 and Boeing 787-9
  • Los Angeles: 17 flights a week by Boeing 777-200 and -300
  • Miami: 12 flights a week by Boeing 777 and Airbus A350-900
  • Seattle: 3 flights a week by Airbus A350-900 from December 6, 2021
  • San Francisco: 7 flights a week by Boeing 777-300
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In addition, the airline is also resuming its flights from French overseas departments and territories to the United States.

From/to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe):

  • New York JFK: 2 flights per week by Airbus A320 from 24 November 2021

From/to Papeete (French Polynesia):

  • Los Angeles: 3 flights per week by Boeing 777-200 as of 11 November 2021.

Air France specifies that this programme can be aaccording to the needs or the evolution of the health situation. He added that as part of its commercial policy adapted to the health situation, Air France allows its passengers a great deal of flexibility. The airline is currently offering 100% changeable tickets. And this until 31 March 2022. Passengers can thus modify their reservation free of charge or be reimbursed by means of a credit note.