Paris Air Traffic Down 93.2%

Domestic flights were down 84.4% in June and intra-European flights by 95%, according to the ADP group.

Commercial air traffic in Paris in June reached 6.8% of the level of a year ago, but the airports of Orly, reopened at the end of the month, and Charles-de-Gaulle ( CDG) registered three times more passengers than in May, ADP group announced on Wednesday.

Paris Aeroport traffic is down 93.2% compared to June 2019 with 677,899 passengers welcomed, the manager said in a press release. There were only 204,402 in

Domestic flights were down 84.4% in June and intra-European flights by 95%. The countries of the Schengen area have lifted restrictions on movement between member states from June 15.

Air France obtains a second weekly flight to China

France has been pushing for this for a few days. Air France has obtained a second weekly Paris-Shanghai flight, operational from next week, the French embassy in China said on Thursday.

China, the first country where the coronavirus was detected at the end of 2019, has drastically reduced its air links with the rest of the world since the end of March, for fear of the arrival of patients from Covid-19.

Zero deaths from Covid-19 since mid-May
The Asian country, where the epidemic has been practically eradicated with zero deaths since mid-May, authorizes, since June 8, several foreign companies to operate a weekly connection to and from its territory.

With China having three major airlines flying internationally (Air China, China Eastern, China Southern), these airlines have each been able to fly one China-France flight per week – three in total.

France wants to obtain the same rights for Air France. That is to say three weekly connections with the Asian country. And not just one, as has been the case so far.

Faced with the supposed slowness of the procedures, France had decided a few days ago to take a retaliatory measure: limit to a weekly flight the service of French territory by Chinese companies, in the name of “reciprocity”. Beijing had denounced an “incomprehensible” decision.

The announcement comes the day after a discussion between Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, and Emmanuel Bonne, the diplomatic advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Domestic flights were down 84.4% in June and intra-European flights by 95%, according to the ADP group.

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