Air France will begin thrice-weekly flights on the Accra-Ghana route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport beginning on Feb 28, next year, says Jean-Raul Tauzin, the Country Manager of KLM for Ghana and Nigeria.
He told a media briefing here that the flights to be operated by Air France on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays was to expand on one of the most important markets on the African continent for traffic to and from Europe and North America.
“These flights would be operated by Airbus A330 aircraft, with a capacity of 208 seats, until March 27, 2017, and then by Boeing 777-200 with 312 seats and equipped with the latest new Air France travel cabins for the entire summer season,” he said.
Tauzin added that the three weekly flights would strengthen Air France’s presence in Africa, as well as the Air France-KLM Group’s presence. KLM already flies daily from Amsterdam to Accra.
With this new service, “we would provide Air France customers with even more connecting opportunities at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, both to and from Europe and North America”, he added.
A statement from Air France said from Feb 28 to March 27, 2017, flight AF780 would depart Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 1330 hours and arrive at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport at 1905 hours the same day. It would then depart Kotoka International Airport at 2225 hours and arrive at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 0600 hours the following day.
From March 28, Flight AF780 would depart Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 1530 hours and arrive at the Kotoka International Airport at 1950 the same day. Flight AF731 would depart Kotoka International Airport at 2340 hours and arrive at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 0800 hours the following day.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.