Air France, the French national airline will deploy its Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the Paris-Luanda route during the 2023 summer season.
The new schedule as observed by Aeroroutes will commence on March 27, 2023, and the A350 will operate on one of the four weekly flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Luanda, Angola’s capital. From July 5, 2023, the airline will add a fifth weekly frequency on Wednesdays, also operated by the A350-900 aircraft.
The airline currently operates flights between its base in Paris-CDG and Luanda-Quatro de Fevereiro airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with a seating capacity of between 280 seats and 312 seats.
Air France’s A350-900 will replace the current Boeing 777-200ER on its Monday rotation, which departs from Paris-CDG at 10:15 p.m. and arrives in Luanda the following day at 5:25 a.m. This flight has a seating capacity of 324 passengers, with 34 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy, and 266 in economy class. The return flight from Luanda to Paris will depart on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. and arrive in Paris at 5:55 a.m. the following day.
The A350-900 aircraft is known for its advanced technology, which provides passengers with a more comfortable and enjoyable travel experience. It is equipped with advanced cabin systems that provide optimal comfort, with features such as a larger overhead storage capacity, larger windows, and better air quality.
Air France’s decision to introduce the A350-900 aircraft on the Paris-Luanda route is aimed at providing passengers with a more modern and comfortable travel experience. The airline has no competition on this route, and the move is expected to further cement its position as the leading airline in the market.
Luanda is also served from Europe by Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal and Turkish Airlines; while the nation’s flag carrier TAAG Angola Airlines lands in Lisbon, Porto and Madrid.
Air France’s deployment of its A350-900 aircraft on the Paris-Luanda route is a significant development that is likely to benefit passengers. The move to deploy its A350-900 aircraft on this route is expected to further strengthen Air France’s position as the leading airline on this route.