Air France will commence twice-weekly flights between Paris and Malé in the Maldives from November 1 this year.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the service will depart Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 20.50 and arrive in Malé at 10.20 the following day. It then returns from Malé at 13.05 (Thursdays and Sundays) and lands in Paris at 19.35.
The flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 with 312 seats – 28 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 260 in Economy.
Franck Terner, Air France CEO, said the launch of this route will strengthen the airline's position as a "European leader in services to the Indian Ocean".