With effect from June 12, 2023, Air France will inaugurate a new route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Dar es Salaam as a continuation of the service to Zanzibar (also located in Tanzania).
This service will be operated three times per week by a Boeing 787-9, equipped with 30 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 225 seats in Economy.
Dar es Salaam, a “haven of peace” turned economic capital of Tanzania
Over the course of a century, the former fishing village of Dar es Salaam (literally “haven of peace”) has become one of East Africa’s main ports as well as Tanzania’s largest city. As the country’s economic hub, this cosmopolitan city is open to the world and has built a reputation in the arts and gastronomy. It is the main gateway to Tanzania.
Dar es Saalam is also served by KLM, with a daily flight departing from Amsterdam, as a continuation of the service to Zanzibar Thursdays and Sundays, and as a continuation of the service to Kilimanjaro (also located in Tanzania), on other days of the week. The coordinated flight schedule of the two airlines allows customers to benefit from more choice.
Air France is also set to offer more flights to Zanzibar (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya) and Antananarivo (Madagascar).
The new Dar es Salam service will result in increased frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Zanzibar.
Beginning summer 2023, the “Spice Islands” will be serviced three times a week, compared to two in 2022.
This route, inaugurated in Winter 2021, was operated until recently as a continuation of the service to Nairobi (Kenya).
As of 12 June 2023, the Kenyan capital will benefit from non-stop service in both directions; with one daily flight to/from Paris-Charles de Gaulle – as opposed to the current six flights a week. These flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9.
Starting next summer, Air France will offer a denser flight schedule further south between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Antananarivo (Madagascar) with five non-stop weekly flights compared to the current four. Flights to and from Madagascar will be operated for the first time by an Airbus A350-900, the new jewel of the company’s long-haul fleet, equipped with 34 seats in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 266 seats in Economy.
Before travelling, Air France invites its customers to check the travel restrictions and documents required at their destination.