Air France has confirmed what it says are “the first new features of its long-haul flight schedule for the 2021-2022 winter season”.

There will be three new routes from Paris CDG to Zanzibar, Muscat and Colombo, as well as an increase in flights to Miami.

Services to Colombo will operate as a continuation of the carrier’s route to Male in the Maldives, with three flights per week from November 1, 2021.

Paris-Muscat will launch on October 31 with a thrice weekly service, and Air France will also increase the frequency of its flights to Dubai (up to 14 services per week) from October 23.

Meanwhile the carrier’s brand new route to Zanzibar will operate as a continuation of its flight to Nairobi, with a twice weekly service starting on October 18.

In the US Air France will also increase its Miami service to 12 flights per week from October 31.

The airline said that it was “continuing to adapt its network and increase services to leisure destinations”, but stressed that the flight schedule is subject to change and “will be implemented taking into account the health measures currently in force in the various countries served”.

Air France’s full winter 2021-2022 winter schedule is expected to be published in the near future – last month the carrier outlined plans to operate at 65 per cent capacity over July and August (compared to 2019 levels), with nearly 200 destinations set to be served this summer, including over 110 in France, Europe and North Africa.

Air France to operate at 65 per cent capacity during July and August