May 26, 2020

Air France to Resume its Flight to Beirut as of June 12th

In the prevision of the re-opening of Beirut Rafic Hariri International airport, Air France will resume its operation to Lebanon as of Friday 12th of June, starting with two flights per week. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 777 offering 3 cabins, Business class, Premium Economy, and Economy, with of course additional sanitary measures to ensure passengers' safety.

Flight times (local time) To/from Beirut Rafic Hariri international airport, 2 flights per week, every Friday and Sunday

  • AF 566: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 9.05 am, arriving at Beirut Airport at 14.15 ;
  • AF 565: Leaves Beirut at 15.55, arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19.35 the same day.
  • Prices for one way starting 296 USD and starting 614 for round trip. 

Prior to travelling, Air France encourages its customers to contact the competent authorities for information on the formalities for entering and residing in their countries of destination and transit, as these are likely to have been modified following the COVID-19 epidemic.                                                         

Air France’s commitment to health and safety to ensure its passengers a safe trip

To ensure its passengers the highest level of health and safety, Air France implemented severe sanitary measures in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, which include:

  • The wearing of masks is compulsory on all our flights: All customers, crew members and agents at all contact will have to wear a mask throughout the whole journey.
  • The temperature checks on departure from all its flights. These systematic checks will be carried out with contactless infrared thermometers.
  • The modification of customer channels on the ground with the implementation of physical distancing along the customer journey at the airport and the installation of Plexiglas protection screens at airports each time it is possible,
  • The implementation of physical distancing on board where possible. On most flights, the current low load factors make it possible to separate customers as required. In cases where this is not possible, requiring all passengers and crew to wear masks ensures adequate health protection.
  • The reinforcement of daily aircraft cleaning procedures, with the disinfection of all surfaces in contact with customers such as armrests, tables and screens,
  • The introduction of a specific procedure for disinfecting aircraft by spraying an approved virucidal product effective for 10 days,
  • Adapting in-flight service to limit interaction between customers and crew members. On domestic flights and short flights in Europe, meal and beverage services have been suspended. On long-haul flights, cabin service is limited and preference is given to individually wrapped products.

​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. These filters extract more than 99.99% of the smallest viruses, including those no larger than 0.01 micrometres, thus ensuring that cabin air complies with quality standards. Coronavirus type viruses, ranging in size from 0.08 to 0.16 micrometres, are filtered through the HEPA filters.

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