Bonjour, South Africa! Air Fra

Air France ramps up SA flight shedule. Image : Unsplash

Bonjour, South Africa! Air France ups SA flight schedule

Air France will begin to offer daily flights to Johannesburg and it will resume its Cape Town service from 31 October.

Bonjour, South Africa! Air Fra

Air France ramps up SA flight shedule. Image : Unsplash

With South Africa having been off the map for several months from the perceived higher-risk posed by the Beta variant, many airlines dropped SA off their route networks altogether or reduced the frequency of their services to South Africa.

There is good news in store for South Africa’s tourism sector. Travellers from France are coming back to our shores.


The easing of travel restrictions and the lifting of travel bans against South Africa is enabling many airlines to return to normalised operations. This is beneficial for South Africa, as demand for travel and tourism has begun to increase in various former tourism source countries.

South Africa is seeing a surge in demand from tourists in the United Kingdom, which is one of SA’s key tourism source countries. There appears to be an increase in passenger volumes from other countries in Europe too, with Air France now adding more flights to its SA flight schedule.


Air France will resume daily flights to and from Johannesburg from 31 October. The French national carrier will also restart flights between Paris and Cape Town. Three flights a week will be offered on this route.

“We can’t wait to welcome you back on board one of our flights soon and are committed to ensuring a safe flying experience for all our passengers and crew,” the airline said.


South Africans may travel to France. France reopened its borders to fully vaccinated South African nationals in July.

There are restrictions on entry to public spaces in France including museums, stadiums, amusement parks and festivals. Entry is limited to those with a French health pass, which verifies an individual’s vaccination status, and their Covid test results.