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Aviation Industry Air France will now fly you from Accra to Paris without transit

The introduction of the direct flight from Accra to Paris is to help reduce travel time for potential clients in the two countries who would normally transit at the Amsterdam airport before boarding another flight to Paris.

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Air France has from Tuesday, 28 February 2017 started operating a direct flight from Accra in Ghana to Paris in France.

At a press launch in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM Jean-Marc Janaillac said the flights will be operated by Airbus A330 with a capacity of 2018 seats until March 27, 2017, when Boeing 777-200 will be added with a capacity of 312 seats.

Three flights will leave Ghana to Paris every week and vice versa.

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The February 28 to March 27, 2017, flights will leave Paris at 13:30 GMT and will arrive at the Kotoka International Airport 19:05 the same day and will leave Accra at 22:25 and arrive in Paris at 6:00 the following day.

However, from March 28, 2017, the flight will depart Paris at 15:30 and arrive in Accra at 19;50 the same day and will leave Accra at 23:45 and arrive at 8:00 the following day.

A replica of the Business Class in an Air France flight play

A replica of the Business Class in an Air France flight

 

Jean-Marc Janaillac was happy the first flight which took off from Accra had the economy class filled and the cargo section also filled mainly with pineapple.

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He was happy the direct flight to Paris will increase the import of fresh products to Paris as well as other European countries.

He said the role tourists will play in this new route opening cannot be overemphasised since many tourists from France can now enjoy a direct flight to Ghana via Air France.

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This new offer which is the first in 50 years will be expanded to some other African countries as well.

This is to help reduce travel time for potential clients in the two countries who would normally transit at the Amsterdam airport before boarding another flight to Paris.

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