Air France has announced that it will triple the capacity on its domestic networks compared with its current lockdown operations to facilitate travel during the holiday season.

As a result, the carrier will operate 55 per cent of the flight schedule compared to the same period in 2019.

The increase in frequencies concerns services in mainland France and its overseas territories, with the airline resuming the following routes suspended since lockdown: Bordeaux-Marseille, Bordeaux-Nice, Lille-Marseille, Lille-Toulouse, Lille-Nice, Lyon-Biarritz, Paris-Charles de Gaulle-Biarritz, Paris-Charles de Gaulle-Rennes, Paris-Orly-Pau, Rennes-Toulouse, Strasbourg-Toulouse and Strasbourg-Nice.

Air France will also operate the following 13 seasonal domestic routes from December 18, 2020, until January 3, 2021: Biarritz-Nice, Bordeaux-Lille, Brest-Toulon, Caen-Marseille, Caen-Nice, Strasbourg-Marseille, Strasbourg-Biarritz, Strasbourg-Brest, Strasbourg-Pau, Rennes-Marseille, Rennes-Nice, Paris CDG-Ajaccio and Paris CDG-Bastia.

The airline will also increase capacity from Paris-Orly to the overseas territories of Cayenne, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France and Saint-Denis de La Réunion. Additionally, the airline will fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Cayenne and Pointe-à-Pitre from December 14.