Air France has outlined plans to ramp up its schedules over the coming months, with nearly 200 destinations set to be served this summer, including over 110 in France, Europe and North Africa.

The carrier will operate at 65 per cent capacity over July and August (compared to 2019 levels), a significant increase on the 40 per cent in May.

The airline’s network will include over 40 domestic routes, and a total of 81 seasonal routes, 23 of which are new.

Within Europe there is a focus on leisure destinations including Greece, where capacity is being increases by nearly 80 per cent, and Portugal (up nearly 25 per cent). In April the carrier announced plans to fly between Nice Cote d’Azur airport and London Heathrow this summer.

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On long-haul routes Air France said that “the removal of the essential reasons to travel to most French Caribbean destinations will allow us to increase capacity on these routes that are essential to ensuring territorial continuity”.

Up to three daily flights will be offered to Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France and Saint-Denis de la Réunion.

The carrier is also launching a new route to Denver from July 2 – the first nonstop service between Europe and Denver by a Skyteam carrier.

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The increases in capacity will result in ten medium-haul and 12 long-haul aircraft coming out of storage, with a total of 181 aircraft being in operation this summer.