SIA expands European network with Air France-KLM

Singapore Airlines has signed a deal that will significantly expand its route network in Europe.

The national carrier has penned a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on multiple routes from Paris.

Effective 27 April 2017, SIA will place its ‘SQ’ flight code on Air France-operated flights from the French capital to Aberdeen, Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Newcastle, Nice and Toulouse.

In return, Air France will place its ‘AF’ code to SIA’s flights from Singapore to Melbourne and Sydney, and SilkAir-operated flights to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket.

“Our new partnership with Air France-KLM… offers significant benefits to customers through enhanced connections and increased codeshare destinations,” said Tan Kai Ping, SIA’s senior vice president of marketing planning. “In addition, this new agreement provides a strong foundation for future commercial co-operation opportunities between our two airline groups.

“It is also another example of our commitment to the Singapore hub and the European market,” he added.
SIA and Air France-KLM said they will continue to expand the codeshare agreement in future, including new routes with other airlines in their respective groups.

“This new agreement is excellent news for our airline and for our customers,” commented Patrick Roux, Air France-KLM’s senior vice president of alliances. “It will significantly improve the connections for Air France customers from Singapore to Australia. This kind of partnership is part of our aim to expand our market position and increase our range of destinations for our customers all around the world.”

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