Long-haul: + 4.7%
• Central and South America: In Costa Rica, Air France will increase capacity to San José with an additional flight, i.e. 3 weekly services for the winter season. KLM will launch flights to the new destination of San José from its Amsterdam-Schiphol hub with 2 weekly frequencies, operated by Boeing 787. Customers will also be able to fly to Costa Rica thanks to the Amsterdam-Schiphol – Panama route which offers an onward flight to San José operated on a code-share basis by Copa Airlines or thanks to the direct flight operated by Air France from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
In Brazil, the group will respond to the strong demand on the Brazilian market. Air France and KLM will increase capacity to Sao Paulo, respectively offering up to 14 and 7 weekly frequencies. Air France will operate the route by Boeing 787 as of February 2018. KLM will also increase its flight frequencies to Rio de Janeiro thanks to a daily flight by Boeing 787.
In Panama, both airlines will operate flights to Panama City with 7 weekly frequencies, notably by Boeing 787 operated by Air France as of December 2017.
In Argentina, KLM will increase capacity to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile (Chile) with an additional frequency. Air France will suspend services to Montevideo as a continuation of Buenos Aires to increase daily capacity to the Argentine capital.
To the Caribbean, KLM will respond to strong demand by offering additional flights to Curaçao from December 2017 to February 2018. Finally, KLM will continue to serve Cartagena, started during the 2017 summer season, as a continuation of Bogota, with 3 frequencies weekly operated by Boeing 787.
• Asia and the Middle East:
In Greater China, passengers to and from Hong Kong will benefit from the latest Air France travel cabins daily on board its Boeing 777, in continuation of the 2017 summer season. KLM will increase seat capacity by 9% to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in China as well as Seoul in South Korea.
In Japan, Air France will increase capacity with an additional flight to Tokyo-Haneda and a 29% increase in seat capacity to Tokyo-Narita. KLM will offer an additional frequency to Osaka with 6 weekly frequencies.
To Thailand, customers will benefit from more seats in the Business cabin on a daily basis on flights operated by Air France.
In India, the Air France-KLM group will benefit from the commercial cooperation with its partner Jet Airways, thanks to better connections to Chennai from Paris and Bangalore from Amsterdam. These two new code-share routes will enable Delta and Air France-KLM to benefit from a stronger network over the North Atlantic and to offer customers continuous and improved service. Air France will operate a daily flight to Bangalore by Boeing 777 equipped with the latest travel cabins. Finally, KLM will strengthen its position in the region by launching its new Amsterdam-Schiphol – Mumbai route operated 3 times a week from 29 October 2017 and by adding an additional flight to Colombo by Boeing 787, operated 3 times a week.
• Africa and Indian Ocean:
In West Africa, Air France will operate 3 weekly flights to Accra (Ghana), a daily flight between Bamako and Abidjan by Boeing 787 and a direct service to Ouagadougou with 5 weekly frequencies.
In Angola and Congo, Air France’s multi-stop flight Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Luanda – Kinshasa will be replaced by direct flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with 3 weekly flights respectively in continuation of the 2017 summer season.
In Nigeria, Air France will adapt its flight schedule for the winter season with a daily flight to Lagos and four weekly frequencies to Abuja-Port Harcourt.
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, KLM will continue to service Monrovia and Freetown with 3 weekly frequencies.
In South Africa, Air France will increase the number of frequencies to Cape Town from 3 to 5 weekly flights. Johannesburg will be served by the Airbus A380.
To the Indian Ocean, the Group will respond to the strong demand of tourist travellers by launching flights to two new destinations. Air France will serve Malé (Maldives) with 2 weekly flights as from 1 November. KLM will launch the Amsterdam-Schiphol – Mauritius route operated by Boeing 787 on the basis of 3 flights a week as from 30 October. Air France will also operate 11 weekly frequencies to Mauritius during the high season, in addition to those operated by Air Mauritius as part of the joint venture.
Medium- and short-haul: +5.5%
• On departure from the hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol:On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Air France will operate three new services this winter: Marrakech (Morocco), Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and Porto (Portugal) in continuation of the summer season.
On departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol In continuation of the summer season, KLM will continue to serve Catania (Italy), Gdansk (Poland), Graz (Austria), London-City (UK), Malaga (Spain) and Porto (Portugal). For the 2017-2018 winter season, the company will reinforce its medium-haul network by increasing flight frequencies to Athens (Greece), Aalborg (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), Helsinki (Finland), Gothenburg (Sweden), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Nuremberg (Germany), Rome (Italy) and Stuttgart (Germany).
Transavia: + 14.6%
For the 2017-2018 winter season, the group’s low-cost airline will serve a total of 106 destinations in 33 countries operated with its 70 Boeing 737.• Enhanced partnerships for new travel experiences
Air France-KLM is constantly building new alliances to offer its customers the best network opportunities and easier connections on all continents.