Air France-KLM increases services to Canada

  • Vancouver and Edmonton, two new destinations offered by Air France and KLM
  • The greatest number of flights between Europe and Western Canada

MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ -

Focus on Edmonton with KLM

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, a Canadian province with one of the fastest growing economies in the country. This destination attracts new talent every day and significant business exchanges related to the region's gas, petroleum, agriculture and forestry activities. As of May 5, 2015, KLM will offer 3 weekly flights between Amsterdam and Edmonton. Starting June 22, there will be 4 weekly frequencies.

Flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200 with 243 seats: 30 in World Business Class, 35 in Economy Comfort Zone (offering 10 inches of additional legroom and a doubled seat recline) and 178 in Economy.

KLM will be the first and only airline in continental Europe to connect Europe to the city of Edmonton.

This service will be in addition to daily flights to Calgary in the same province.



Flight schedules (in local time)


KL 675: Leaves Amsterdam-Schiphol at 14:35, arrives in Edmonton at 15:35 the same day

KL 676: Leaves Edmonton at 18:10, arrives at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 10:45 the following day


From May 5 to June 21, 2015, flights operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

As from June 22, flights operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

 

Sunny days in Vancouver with Air France

An important cosmopolitan coastal city in British Columbia with a praised quality of life, Vancouver will soon be available non-stop from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From 29 March 2015, Air France will offer up to 5 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Vancouver.

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 with 309 seats: 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 250 in Economy.


Flight schedules (in local time)


AF 374: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:35, arrives in Vancouver at 11:50 the same day

AF 379: Leaves Vancouver at 14:00, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:35 the following day


From March 29 to May 3, 2015, flights operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

From May 4 to September 13, 2015, flights operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From September 14 to October 24, 2015, flights operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

 

These new services to Vancouver will be in addition to KLM's offering of 7 weekly flights to this destination from Amsterdam-Schiphol.

For more information or to make a booking as from November 3, go to www.airfrance.com and www.klm.com

Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial-Passenger Business AFKL, declared: "Both these route launches are a strong sign, reflecting the Air France-KLM Group's commercial offensive and its desire to strengthen its position to and from Canada. We are pleased and proud to be offering our customers the largest range of flights between Europe and Western Canada. The complementary nature of Air France and KLM's flight schedules gives customers a greater choice of connections via the hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. An even greater choice thanks to our partnership with WestJet, which enables us to offer our customers a network of 22 destinations in Canada."

Air France-KLM, a wide range of services between Europe and Canada

Present in Canada for the past 65 years, Air France-KLM will serve four destinations this winter, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, with a total of 46 weekly frequencies. Air France-KLM also provides a service to the Federal capital of Ottawa in 2 hours with a bus service via Montreal.

KLM serves Toronto with flights operated by Boeing 747 equipped with its newly-designed World Business Class, whose seat converts into a 2.07 meter-long bed.

From March 29, 2015 and for the entire 2015 summer season, with the addition of new routes to Vancouver and Edmonton, Air France-KLM will offer the largest number of flights between Europe and Western Canada.

WestJet and Air France-KLM, a stronger partnership

Air France-KLM and the Canadian airline WestJet operate a code-share agreement, enabling Air France and KLM to offer their customers 38 routes operated by WestJet, on departure from 5 Canadian cities served by the Group (for more details see the graphics below).

The transatlantic joint-venture, a strategic alliance

On all transatlantic flights, the Air France-KLM Group operates a major joint-venture with Delta and Alitalia. This is now the most advanced model of economic cooperation between airlines. It focuses on the joint operations and the sharing of revenues and costs on more than 250 daily transatlantic flights operated by Air France, KLM, Delta and Alitalia. It represents close to 25% of the total capacity between Europe and North America and generated revenues of 13 billion dollars in 2013. Between Europe and Canada, this joint venture consists of all Air France and KLM flights, as well as the service between Rome and Toronto operated by Alitalia.

 

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SOURCE: Air France-KLM Group

For further information: Diane Audet, diaudet@airfrance.fr , 514 847 5011, Press, France : +33 1 41 56 56 00, Netherlands: +31 20 649 45 45, www.airfranceklm.com

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