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Air France Resumes Africa Route After Three Decade Hiatus

The route will operate three times per week.

An Air France A350-900 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Air France is expanding its long-haul network with a new route to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania starting Nov. 18, 2024. The service will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

The flights will operate as an extension of Air France’s existing service to Zanzibar, Tanzania. Passengers will fly from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle to Zanzibar on an Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft, with onward service to Kilimanjaro International Airport. The return flights will depart Kilimanjaro and connect in Zanzibar before returning to Paris.

This new route replaces Air France’s previous service from Paris to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which will now be accessible via KLM with connections from Amsterdam. KLM also offers existing services to both Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.

The new Air France service will depart Paris at 10:10 a.m. local time and arrive in Zanzibar at 9:10 p.m. The flight will then depart Zanzibar at 10:55 p.m., arriving in Kilimanjaro at 11:55 p.m. the same day. Return flights will depart Kilimanjaro at 1:25 a.m. and arrive in Paris at 8:50 a.m. the same day.

According to AeroRoutes, Air France last served Kilimanjaro nearly three decades ago in 1996.

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