Air France and KLM combined Blitz to Tanzania opens East African Skies even wider in 2023
Tanzania is one destination set to benefit as Air France reveals its first new routes of the 2023 summer season.
The French Carrier starts the year with flights to East Africa receiving special focus.
Air France, according to latest information, is tweaking its service to Tanzania with the introduction of Dar Es Salam City as an extension of the carrier services to Zanzibar.
But that is not all, from Dar-es-salaam Air France adds more flights to Nairobi (Kenya) and Antananarivo (Madagascar) as part of the schedule for this year 2023..
The carrier intends to connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport of Dar Es Salam from June 12th, 2023.
The flight will be a continuation of the Air France route to Zanzibar.
Air France will operate these flights three times per week with a Boeing 787-9, an aircraft which offers 30 seats in business, 21 in premium economy, and 225 in economy.
As it happens Dar-es-salaam City as well as Kilimanjaro Airports of Tanzania are already being served by the Royal Dutch Airline (KLM).
KLM runs daily flights departing from Amsterdam, to Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and Dar-es-salaam.
These flights by the Air France-KLM Group will therefore now offer passengers more choices to make convenient connections.
Air France will operate the flights as per the following schedule:
The plane departs from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:20 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and lands in Zanzibar at 20:15.
The plane departs from Zanzibar at 21:45 and lands in Dar Es Salam at 22:20.
Return flight AF876 (same number)
This will depart from Dar Es Salam at 23:50 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and land at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 07:55 the following day.
Air France will increase the service to Zanzibar to thrice a week in 2023.
Currently, there are two flights a week on this route. On June 12th, the carrier will also introduce a daily non-stop service in both directions between Paris and Nairobi in Kenya using its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
At the moment, it operates six weekly flights on this route.
Air France recently returned to Newark Liberty International Airport after 10 years, with flight 62 landing at EWR after a seven-hour and thirty-six-minute journey from Paris. It now serves the larger New York area with flights with both JFK and EWR.
The airline’s year-round service to Hong Kong, which is currently suspended, is expected to resume on January 9th, 2023, with three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (return flights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays). These will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.