Air France has announced that it will re-establish the route between Monrovia and Paris Charles de Gaulle, which was originally planned to start in April 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. As from 19 November 2020, Air France customers will once again be able to travel to Monrovia (Liberia) thanks to seven (7) weekly flights operated by Airbus A350-900. Air France will serve Monrovia as a continuation of service to Bamako (Mali).
Despite the global health situation, Air France will reestablish the route between Monrovia and Paris Charles de Gaulle, the statement from the airline, dated October 5, said. As of 19 November 2020, Air France customers will once again be able to travel to Monrovia (Liberia) thanks to seven (7) weekly flights operated by Airbus A350-900. Air France will serve Monrovia daily as a continuation of service to Bamako (Mali).
Air France is continuing to adapt its flight schedule in the current COVID-19 context and subject to applicable travel restrictions.
Aboard the Air France Airbus A350, according to the airline, customers will enjoy a spacious and quiet cabin, windows are 30% larger, lighting is adapted to the different flight phases, and an optimized air pressure system providing a more comfortable cabin atmosphere with regularly renewed cabin air. The aircraft has 324 seats, with 34 in the Business cabin, 24 in the Premium Economy cabin and 266 in the Economy cabin.
In Business, the seat turns into a real 2 metre-long lie-flat bed, guaranteeing restful sleep. In Premium Economy, the brand new “Recliner” seat is 48cm wide and reclines to 124°. In Economy, the seat has been redesigned for even more comfort, with a reinforced ergonomic seat cushion, a 118° seat recline, as well as a 79-cm seat pitch. Each cabin features large individual High Definition touch screens.
The aircraft also features access to Air France CONNECT, the inflight Wi-Fi service including a free version, as well as two paid versions that cost between €3 and €30.
Air France says it is also adapting its commercial measures to enable travelers to book their next trip in complete confidence. If customers wish to cancel their trip, their ticket can now be changed at no extra cost and without proof, on the date and to the destination of their choice. If they prefer, they can request a refundable credit voucher. These measures, which provide optimal flexibility, apply to all trips until 31 March 2021.
Before travelling, Air France recommends its customers to check the entry and travel requirements for their destination and transit countries with the relevant authorities or on airfrance.traveldoc.aero, as these may have been modified following the COVID-19 epidemic.
“Air France reminds customers that surgical masks must be worn on all its flights,” the company says. “Body temperature checks are carried out on departure of certain Air France flights to and from international destinations. Daily aircraft cleaning operations have been stepped up and a specific procedure for the disinfection of cabins with an approved virucidal product has been introduced.
About Air France
Since 1933, Air France has been promoting and highlighting France throughout the world. With an activity divided between passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance, Air France is a major air transport player. A workforce of more than 45,000 staff are committed on a daily basis to offering each customer a unique travel experience. Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia make up the Air France-KLM Group. The Group relies on its powerful hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol to offer a vast international network. Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme has over 17 million members. Air France and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance which has a total of 19 member airlines.
Air France places the health and safety of its customers and staff at the heart of its concerns. As part of its Air France Protect health and safety commitment, the company has introduced the strictest health and hygiene measures to ensure a safe trip. Air France has set itself ambitious sustainable development objectives and is working to reduce and offset its CO2 emissions. As part of the Horizon 2030 programme, the company is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 50% between now and 2030 through significant investment in new-generation aircraft, recourse to innovative solutions to reduce its fuel consumption and progressive use of sustainable alternative fuels.