From Cape Town to Paris, just fly direct


Capetians can soon say goodbye to the hassle associated with hours-long flights to Europe when Air France starts a direct route between Cape Town and Paris later this year.

This airline will resume its seasonal flights between the two tourist destinations on 17 October.

The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between Cape Town International Airport and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Flight AF864 will depart from Paris shortly after 10:00 and land in Cape Town just after 21:00, while flight AF871 will depart from Cape Town shortly before midnight and arrive in Paris at 11:20 the next morning.

“This seasonal route will operate during the peak travel period, providing an exciting opportunity for travelers to experience the best of both cities,” says Wilson Tauro, Southern Africa manager of Air France-KLM.

These flights will be operated by a Boeing Dreamliner 787-900 and are in addition to Air France’s existing daily flights between Paris and Johannesburg.

“Air France understands that there is a demand for this route during this season, and we look forward to offering an unparalleled travel experience and promoting connections between two extraordinary destinations.”