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Air France Announces Kilimanjaro Flights

DALLAS — Air France (AF) is expanding its long-haul network with a new route to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (JRO). Starting on November 18, 2024, AF will operate thrice weekly flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

This new route will operate as an extension of AF’s existing service to Zanzibar (ZNZ), Tanzania.

The French flag carrier will deploy an Airbus A350-900 aircraft on this route, offering a comfortable journey with a choice of three cabin classes. AF’s A350 is equipped with 34 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy, and 266 in economy class.

F-HTYD Air France Airbus A350-900 CDG/LFPG "Nice". Photo: Tony Bordelais/Airways

Replacing Paris-Zanzibar-Dar es Salaam Route

The new CDG-ZNZ-JRO route will replace AF’s current service from CDG to Dar es Salaam (DAR) via ZNZ.

Travelers seeking to reach Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, can still connect through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), AF’s sister airline. The Dutch carrier operates regular flights to DAR, with connections available from JRO and ZNZ.

Air France F-HTYB Airbus A350-941. Photo: Nicholas Vitolano/Airways

Flight Schedule

Air France has designed a convenient flight schedule for the new service.

  • Flight AF874: Departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 10:10 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Arrives in Zanzibar (ZNZ) at 9:10 pm local time. The flight then departs Zanzibar at 10:55 pm and arrives in Kilimanjaro (JRO) at 11:55 pm the same day.
  • Flight AF874 (same flight number): Departs Kilimanjaro (JRO) at 1:25 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Arrives in Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 8:50 am the same day.

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