Air France flies with Boeing 787-9 to Bamako, Mali
From October 8, Air France flies daily with Boeing 787-9 to Bamako. The announcement was made on 3 October 2017, the date when Air France celebrated 80 for years of flights between France and Mali.
Between October 8 - October 29, Air France will operate the Paris - Bamako flights with Boeing 787-9, following the following schedule:
AF520: Paris-Charles de Gaulle 10: 00 - 13: 45 Bamako
AF521: Bama 22: 10 - 05: 50 + 1 Paris-Charles de Gaulle
After October 29, Air France will operate Paris - Bamako flights with Boeing 787-9, following the following schedule:
AF520: Paris-Charles de Gaulle 09: 55 - 14: 35 Bamako
AF521: Bama 22: 55 - 05: 30 + 1 Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Boeing 787-9 Air France aircraft are equipped with the most modern interiors. I can carry up to 276 passengers in a configuration with 3 classes: 30 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 225 seats in Economy.
At the same time, the new aircraft also offers some additional facilities for passengers: Wi-Fi (between 20 and 200 mb with prices between 5 EURO and 30 EURO); more comfort and space with the new Premium Economy class; larger windows; Improved pressure and humidity level for a more comfortable flight.
Paris - Bamako (a legendary route)
In 1933, when the Air France company was set up, Bamako was absent from the French operator's network. After launching the race to Dakar in 1936, all eyes were directed to Mali.
In 1937, Air France launched flights to Bamako via Dakar. There were 2 weekly flights, operated as follows: Paris - Dakar with Dewoitine 333 and Dakar - Bamako with Wibault 282.
In 1950, Bamako was linked to Paris Orly via Casablanca, non-stop in Dakar. Initially, the flights were operated with DC-4 aircraft and then Lockheed Constellation. At that time, the flight to Bamako took 15 hours. Currently, the flight duration has been reduced to 5: 45 hours.