Air France increases service to Gabon and Nigeria

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In March 2013, Air France will increase the number of flights serving Africa.

The Company is increasing services to Libreville with a new daily flight starting from 31 March. On the same day, it will increase its flight offer to Nigeria by 18%, with frequencies serving Port Harcourt and Abuja by Boeing 777-200.

Daily flight to Libreville

As from 11 March 2013, the Air France will adapt its flight offer, up from five to six weekly frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Libreville. Starting from 31 March, the service will become daily in order to meet customer demand.

An adapted schedule starting from 31 March 2013

  • AF 976 – Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:45, arrival in Libreville at 16:40 the same day.
  • AF 977 – Departure from Libreville at 22:50, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06:50 the following day.

A tailored offer

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777 (B777-200 or B777-300) configured with 4 Air France travel classes: La Première, Business, Premium Economy and Economy. The aircraft’s capacity can thus be adapted in line with demand.

  • The Boeing 777-200 is equipped with 4 La Première seats, 49 seats in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy, and 170 seats in Economy.
  • The Boeing 777-300 is equipped with 8 La Première seats, 67 seats in Business, 28 seats in Premium Economy, and 200 seats in Economy.

On this occasion, Air France will increase its contact with customers on the social networks. As from 11 February 2013 and for a duration of one week, fans of the Company’s Facebook page will be able to take part in an online competition to celebrate the event.

Additional seats and La Premiere cabin available on flights to Port Harcourt and Abuja

As from 31 March 2013, Air France will be serving Port Harcourt and Abuja with daily flights out of Paris-Charles de Gaulle by Boeing 777-200, offering more than 270 additional seats per week together with the La Première cabin class.

This aircraft is equipped with 247 seats distributed between 4 travel classes: 4 La Première seats, 49 seats in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 170 in Economy.

La Première, optimum travel comfort

With its La Première class, Air France has laid down the codes of an outstanding service to meet the needs of customers sensitive to the slightest detail, designed around the three watchwords of consideration, discretion and awareness. From the time the passenger arrives at the airport, to the welcome they receive on board and the monitoring of their baggage, everything possible is done to facilitate their journey and encourage them to relax and take it easy.

On flights to Africa, the La Première service is currently available on long-haul flights to Abidjan, Johannesburg, Douala, Malabo, Libreville, Yaoundé, Luanda, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Air France in Nigeria

The Company offers a daily flight on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Port Harcourt/Abuja and Lagos. The flight times allow passengers to benefit from fast connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle to the 230 Air France-KLM destinations and over 1,000 SkyTeam destinations.

• Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Abuja/Port Harcourt

  • AF 514 – Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:10, arrival in Abuja at 16:05, arrival in Port Harcourt at 18:15 the same day
  • AF 513 – Departure from Port Harcourt at 20:35, departure from Abuja at 23:20, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:10 the following day

• Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Lagos

  • AF 3849 – Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:00, arrival in Lagos at 16:10 the same day
  • AF3849 – Departure from Lagos at 23:00, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:10 the following day
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