Air France says that its peak summer capacity will reach 90 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, with schedules to North America, Africa, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean surpassing those offered in summer 2019.

Service to and from the US – the carrier’s leading long-haul destination – is set to be 20 per cent above pre-crisis levels this summer, with nearly 200 weekly flights to 14 destinations including seven daily flights between Paris and New York.

Capacity on routes to Canada will also be up 25 per cent on summer 2019, helped by a new service between Paris CDG and Quebec City which launches in May.

Air France to launch Paris-Quebec route

European carrier’s Asian routes have been affected by the recent closure of Russian airspace, with Air France among those being forced to reroute certain services.

The airline said it was “maintaining almost its entire network in Asia with a reduced number of flights”, and additional frequencies are being added on routes to the Indian cities of Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore and Chennai following the country’s recent reopening to international flights.

Overall Air France will serve up to 196 destinations this summer, with a continued redeployment of capacity on short and medium-haul routes to leisure destinations, including three new seasonal services from Paris CDG to Zakynthos, Tirana and Tenerife (as a continuation of an existing winter route), and new routes from Paris Orly to Algiers and Tunis.