Air France Reduces its Capacity in Southeast Asia during Summer 2016

Air France is reducing its capacities in Southeast Asia over the Summer 2016. The airline will stop serving Jakarta from March 26.

Services from European carriers to Jakarta continue to decrease over the summer. After Lufthansa last winter, this is now Air France which will stop serving the Indonesian capital. Air France will fly for the last time on March 26 on the route Paris CDG-Singapore-Jakarta.

Low yields to and from the Indonesian capital, a struggling local economy and the growth of flights from Gulf carriers are obviously taking their toll on the viability of direct European services from European carriers. Air France will however continue to serve daily Singapore with a Boeing 777-300ER.

Air France is in fact reducing capacities over the summer time to Southeast Asia from its Paris Charles de Gaulle hub. This could also be the consequence of November terrorist attack in the French capital which translates into a reduction in the number of Asian tourists travelling for now to France.

Air France is reducing its frequencies to Bangkok, from 4/5 flights a week over the winter season to three weekly services in summer. The airline will fly with a Boeing 777-300ER with a three-class service from May 1st. In Asia, the carrier is also reducing frequencies to Delhi and Tokyo Haneda during the summer season.