Air France: the company strengthens its flight program to Tunisia

The airline has unveiled its summer schedule between France and Tunisia, which will include new routes to Tunis, Monastir and Djerba.

Air France: the company strengthens its flight program to Tunisia

The airline has unveiled its summer schedule between France and Tunisia, which will include new routes to Tunis, Monastir and Djerba.

[Updated March 3, 2022 at 3:36 p.m.] The French national carrier announced in a press release that it was strengthening its flight program to Tunisia. In addition to the regular service between its Paris-CDG base and Tunis-Carthage airport, Air France will launch a daily flight between Orly and Tunis from May 29.

From the end of April, Air France will reactivate its line between Paris-CDG and Djerba-Zarzis in addition to that to Monastir-Habib Bourguiba. During the months of July and August, the airline will also operate seasonal flights to Tunis from Nice-Côte d'Azur and Marseille-Provence.

Which destinations does Air France serve?

In France, the company is present in 25 cities including Ajaccio, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Toulouse. Internationally, it has a very large network that it serves itself or through its partner companies. You will find all the destinations served by Air France on this page. Among the essential destinations in Europe accessible from Paris, we find Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Athens, Rome, Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Geneva or Stockholm.

As a result of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia, the airline Air France has taken the decision to suspend service and overflights of Russia as of February 27 and until further notice. Flights from and to Moscow and Saint Petersburg are therefore concerned, but also flights from/to China, Korea and Japan, "the time to study the options of flight plans to avoid Russian airspace, in compliance with the directives of the French and international authorities". Air France served the Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Seoul and Tokyo airports there.

"The customers concerned by these measures are informed individually", specifies the company in a press release, recalling that "the safety and security of its flights, its customers as well as its crews, is an absolute imperative". The European Union has closed its entire airspace to all Russian planes, including "oligarchs' private jets", in retaliation for Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, Commission President Ursula has announced. von der Leyen.

In Economy Class, you can take one standard cabin bag (55 x 35 x 25 cm maximum, wheels and handles included) as well as one accessory (a handbag for example), the total weight of which does not exceed 12 kg. In First Class or Business Class, you can take one more standard piece of baggage, not exceeding a total of 18 kg. For checked baggage, the allowances vary according to your country of departure and your destination, as well as your class. As a general rule, Economy Class is limited to one bag of 23 kg and Business and First Class to two bags of 32 kg. Any additional baggage is chargeable.

In the event of loss of your baggage, you must complete a declaration of loss at the airport to the Air France Baggage service. You also have the option of completing this questionnaire online within 48 hours. If this misadventure obliges you to buy basic necessities, you can request a refund from Air France. If ever the company does not find your luggage, you will be compensated up to approximately 1295 euros and on receipts.

Once your reservation has been made, you can find all the information relating to your Air France flight in the "My reservations" area on the company's website. Flight schedule, departure terminal, number of bags you can carry in the hold and in the cabin, conditions for changing reservations... Everything is there. You can also modify your reservation by adding options: specific menu, seat at the front of the cabin or with more legroom, personalized accompaniment at the airport... It is also in this space that you need go to get a ticket refund online. You can also update your personal information in order to be informed in real time in the event of a change or disruption affecting your trip. To follow your Air France flight in real time, especially during the strike, go to the "Flight news" module.

To get your boarding pass, you have two options. The first is to check in directly on the Internet, starting 30 hours before your flight. You can then choose your seat and print your boarding pass and baggage tags at home. It is also possible to download your boarding pass directly to your smartphone via the Air France application. Once at the airport, all you have to do is drop off your suitcases at the baggage drop-off counter.

The second option is to check in and get your boarding pass at the airport on the day of departure. To do this, go to an interactive terminal or a check-in counter before dropping off your luggage at the dedicated counter. Pay attention to the deadlines for check-in, baggage drop-off, and boarding. These times can vary between 15 and 90 minutes before the flight, depending on whether it is a short, medium or long-haul flight. You can check this information online.

The French flag carrier is upgrading its discount cards, whose holders "are guaranteed to get the best fare, with up to 30% off Standard range fares, to short and medium-haul destinations from France". The Youth, Senior and Weekend discount cards are now offered at a single price of 49 euros each. Previously, the Senior card was marketed at 59 euros, the Week-End card at 69 euros. According to the Air France press release, they are "profitable in a round trip on the majority of flights".

Another change: the three cards, so far only valid for travel in France (excluding Corsica for the Senior card), now cover medium-haul destinations: Europe, North Africa (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) , Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Turkey. The cards offer the guarantee of obtaining the best rate, as well as more flexible modification and refund conditions, assures a press release. They can be ordered on the Air France website or from travel agencies.

By joining Flying Blue, Air France's loyalty program for free, you earn Miles when you fly, book a night in a hotel, rent a car or pay for your daily expenses by credit card thanks to the partners of the airline company. The number of Miles you earn depends on the amount (excluding taxes and government fees) spent and your Flying Blue card. Explorer members earn 4 miles for every euro spent, Silver members earn 6 miles for every euro spent, Gold members earn 7 miles for every euro spent, and Platinum members earn 8 miles for every euro spent. By using these Miles, you can enjoy various benefits such as booking a flight, enjoying an upgrade, a seat option or an à la carte menu... Sign up for the Flying Blue loyalty program HERE or find your Miles and benefits by clicking HERE.

The Air France call center is available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 33 (0)9 69 39 36 54 (non-surcharged call). Air France can also answer your questions from the website.