Air France launches Paris-Krakow connection

French flag carrier Air France launched a new connection on Friday, flying from Paris to the southern Polish city of Krakow with flights initially two to four times a week and eventually daily.

Frantisek Siling, director general of sales for Air France and KLM in Poland, pointed out during Friday's inauguration at Krakow Airport that the connection was initially intended to start in late March but plans were scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic.

"I'm very happy that despite the current circumstances we can, today, inaugurate a new connection on the Krakow-Paris route, which proves the certainty and trust that Air France puts on the Polish market," Siling said. "I hope that this new route will be a new start and a sign of optimism in these unusual times."

Until now, Air France has offered flights from Poland from two cities, Warsaw and Wroclaw, in southwestern Poland, and was present in Krakow for a short while with a seasonal connection during World Youth Day in 2016.