Air France will resume its flights from Paris to Athens this month, aiming to gradually restore and strengthen the connection between Greece and France.
According to the announcement, the flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Athens will take place on May 23, once again on May 30 and then Air France will increase the number of flights, gradually operating more in the weeks to follow.
Observing the gradual lifting of coronavirus travelling restrictions, the flights will then increase on a weekly basis: three flights per week as of June 1, four as of June 8, seven as of June 15 and eleven as of June 22.
Additionally, the direct flight between Charles de Gaulle and Heraklion, Crete will also resume on June 27, the company added.
Air France said it will observe diligent health safety protocols, including asking passengers to wear masks and keeping social distancing whenever possible in seating arrangements.
To ensure the highest level of health and safety, Air France will progressively implement temperature checks on departure from all its flights. These systematic checks will be carried out with contactless infrared thermometers.
In addition, the air in the cabin is renewed every 3 minutes. The air recycling system on board Air France aircraft is equipped with “High Efficiency Particulate Air” or HEPA filters, identical to those used in hospital operating theatres.
Air France, in cooperation with the French and international authorities, had previously adjusted its schedule for many international flights, including to Greece. “Τhe connection between the French capital and Athens did not stop throughout the Covid-19 crisis, with the aim to serve the movement of passengers and goods,” the company said.