French national flag carrier Air France has announced in a press release seen by Simple Flying that it will be adding summer flights to the French Caribbean and other French overseas departments. While not technically a part of France, the overseas departments have the same political status as the mainland and constitutional provisions that allow them to have greater autonomy. They also, just like France, use the Euro as their form of currency.
In its statement, Air France says it will be increasing the number of weekly flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris Orly (ORY) to the following destinations:
- French Guiana in South America
- Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean
- Mayotte and Réunion in the Indian Ocean
The new flights will start in April
Air France says that in total, it will amount to 56 flights per week, allowing citizens of the overseas departments access to the carrier’s short and long-haul networks. It is also expected to be popular with people looking for Caribbean and Indian Ocean vacations.
After being launched last December, the number of flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and the Caribbean islands of Guadalupe and Martinique will increase by seven weekly flights to and from the two islands.