Air France flies again to Monrovia from next summer

By André Orban |

As from 20 April 2020, Air France customers will once again be able to travel to Monrovia (Liberia) thanks to five weekly flights operated by Airbus A330-300 with a capacity of 224 seats (36 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 167 in Economy class).

Air France will serve Monrovia as a continuation of service to Bamako (Mali) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, and directly on Tuesdays and Fridays before joining Bamako.

Flight schedules (in local time):

Flight n°     Departure   Flight times          Arrival        Flight times          Day

AF530        Paris-CDG 14:10          Bamako      17:55          Monday

Wednesday

Sunday

Bamako      19:55          Monrovia    21:25

Monrovia    22:55          Paris-CDG 07:35

AF533        Paris-CDG 16:00          Monrovia    20:40          Tuesday

Friday

Monrovia    22:10          Bamako      23:35

Bamako      01:35          Paris-CDG 09:10

Thanks to this new route between Monrovia and Bamako, Air France will operate five additional flights to Mali (12 flights in total), representing a 63% increase in capacity compared to last year.

Air France in Africa

For the 2020 summer season, Air France will serve 35 destinations in Africa and 280 weekly flights. In total, the Air France-KLM group will operate more than 500 weekly flights to 49 destinations in Africa.

As part of its commitment to continue to offer the best possible service, the company provides customers travelling on its African routes personalized attentions and a custom-designed service both onboard and at the airport.

Air France offers a more generous baggage allowance than on the rest of the long-haul network, to most African destinations –

  • La Première: 3 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg;
  • Business: 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg;
  • Premium Economy: 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg;
  • Economy: 2 items of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg.

At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, a team of experts from the African continent is present on all flights to and from Africa, where they provide commercial assistance to passengers, taking into account the geopolitical, commercial, regulatory and cultural characteristics of each country.

To make passenger handling easier, Air France has multicultural teams familiar with the specific expectations of its international customers. On a daily basis, they welcome close to 5,000 passengers, helping them with check-in and with their connections between flights. More than 2,500 cabin crew, belonging to Air France’s Africa and Middle East division, are trained in international standards and the specific expectations of customers on African routes.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.