Air France has confirmed that flights to Maputo, Mozambique will commence from 2 December 2021. Originally planned for the end of October 2021, changes in the economic and sanitary context have led to this decision. The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight.
Wilson Tauro, Country Manager Southern Africa Air France-KLM, affirms that Air France remains strongly committed to Africa as a strategic asset in their global network.
“Air France is very pleased and proud to announce that we will add Maputo to our network this coming December. Mozambique has emerged as an important business destination due to its natural energy reserves, however tourism is also a key asset of the country. Due to our extensive network, we will connect Maputo to all major cities in Europe and beyond, including destinations in Portugal, Brazil and Cuba that are historically popular destinations from Mozambique. With the easing of travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers, a crucial and extremely positive step has been made in reviving both leisure and corporate markets. We are very confident of the success that adding Maputo to our network will bring.”
The launch of the Maputo route is another milestone for Air France as it extends its African footprint to 43 cities on the continent. The evening departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle will serve as a perfect way to connect to the flight to Maputo and the early arrival from Maputo into Paris ensures that passengers can connect to the first wave of departures from Charles de Gaulle to anywhere in the world where Air France operates. Catering to the Mozambique market, Air France has regular flights throughout the day between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Lisbon or Porto, Portugal. Flights are now open for sale and can be booked by all travel agents. Passengers can also contact the Air France Sales and Service Centre for bookings and information via e-mail address: [email protected]
Schedule as per 02 December 2021
The Johannesburg and Maputo route is operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft equipped with refurbished cabins.
In addition to the two weekly Paris – Maputo flights, customers will also be able to benefit from the connectivity between the Paris – Johannesburg flights operated by Air France and the flights between Johannesburg and Maputo thanks to the existing interline agreements that Air France has with LAM Mozambique Airlines and Airlink.
Route and flight number
|Departure time (LT)||Arrival time (LT)|
|Sunday, Thursday||Paris Charles de Gaulle – Maputo||AF990||
|Monday, Friday||Maputo – Paris Charles de Gaulle||AF995||
Note: Passengers do not disembark in Johannesburg
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