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Air France to Replace Dar-Paris Route with Kilimanjaro-Paris

French air carrier Air France has announced that on 18th November 2024, it will inaugurate a new route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), as an extension of Zanzibar (also in Tanzania).

The Paris-Zanzibar-Kilimanjaro route will replace the Paris-Zanzibar-Dar Es Salam route operated by Air France until now.

This new route will be operated 3 times a week –Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays–using Airbus A350-900 aircraft equipped with 34 seats in Business, 24 in Premium Economy, and 266 in Economy.

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Dar Es Salam will remain accessible via Amsterdam, with KLM operating flights to the Tanzanian capital seven times a week (as an extension of Kilimanjaro five times a week, as an extension of Zanzibar two times a week).

Rajat Kumar, the Country Manager for Air France-KLM in Tanzania, explained that the decision to establish the Paris-Kilimanjaro route is strategic, aiming to address the rising demand for travel to East Africa.

He emphasized that Kilimanjaro is a gateway to the region’s well-known natural beauty and adventure opportunities, aligning with the airline’s commitment to offering diverse and enriching travel experiences.

The change in route comes just a year after Air France announced its return to Tanzania in June 2023.

Air France flight times (in local time)

  • AF874: departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:10 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, arriving in Zanzibar at 9:10 pm—departure from Zanzibar at 10:55 pm, arrival in Kilimanjaro at 11:55 pm (same day).
  • AF874 (same flight number): departs Kilimanjaro at 1:25 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:50 am (same day).
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