Air France -KLM raises capacity to Asia

Air France-KLM Group capacity is scheduled to increase by 0.7% this, from 26 October to 28 March, including more seats on long haul routes.

Air France Best Cabins will be rolled out across its B777 fleet
Air France Best Cabins will be rolled out across its B777 fleet

The group’s long haul capacity is up 0.3% compared with winter 2013-14. While services to the Middle East and Africa will be cut, capacity to Asia will rise 0.7% compared to last winter.

Taking advantage of the seasonal nature of certain destinations, Air France is increasing capacity during the peak season with an additional daily flight to Bangkok, and a fourth frequency to Kuala Lumpur. In China, capacity to Wuhan is being increased by one weekly frequency.

Looking at the airlines broader strategy, Air France-KLM has chosen to move upmarket with the progressive introduction of new products and services of the highest global standards.

On the long-haul network, 22 Boeing 747s have been equipped with KLM’s new World Business Class and 777-200s will be finished before the summer of 2015. The 777-300 fleet refit will follow on later, and by the end of 2016 about 80% of the KLM fleet will be done.

Air France continues to roll out its new Best cabins, with five Air France Boeing 777s to be ready by end-2014. Flights to Singapore and Jakarta have already been equipped with these brand new products. Services to Tokyo-Haneda and Shanghai will be added to this winter.

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