Air France KLM launches new flights, routes and offers more cabin/schedule options from the UAE, for Summer 2010

Published April 4th, 2010 - 06:56 GMT

Air France KLM increases its flight frequencies out of the UAE this
summer, with both airlines (Air France and KLM) operating flights from
Dubai and Abu Dhabi, from May 2010. The total combined number of flights
from the UAE will increase from 28 to 30 per week with the 2010 summer
program. In addition to the new Abu Dhabi-Paris route, new day/night
flight options for Dubai passengers and the choice of a new class of
cabin - Premium Voyageur are offered.–.

May 3rd 2010 is when Air France will start a new service operating
non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Paris, with A330 aircraft.

KLM already operates five weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam as
well as a service between Abu Dhabi and Muscat five times a week, both
with A330 aircraft

In Dubai, KLM will increase its flight frequency from 10 to 13 weekly
flights, by increasing the number of morning departures from Dubai from
three to six weekly. This day flight offers fast connections via
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Europe and especially to Paris and the
French provinces. KLM also operates a daily flight from Dubai departing
just after midnight, now with a Boeing 747 combined passenger/freight
configured aircraft, with increased Business Class capacity on the route.

  From Europe, KLM will introduce new daily night flights (except
Thursdays) with evening departures from European cities, Paris or the
French provinces to Dubai, via Amsterdam.

With the introduction of the increased KLM day and night flight
operations connecting Dubai to the Air France KLM network, Air France
will focus on a daily night time flight from Dubai with a larger
aircraft, the state of the art B777 300, offering extra Première (First)
and Affaires (Business) flat bed seat capacity.

Passengers on board Air France flights will also have more choice with
the introduction of the new ‘Premium Voyageur’ cabin, positioned between
Business and Economy Class, from May 2010.

Air France KLM General Manager for the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran and
Pakistan, Mr Pierre de Saint-Albin, comments: “We are delighted to be
adding a substantial range of new options for passengers travelling from
the UAE to Europe and beyond with Air France and KLM. The summer
schedule 2010 reflects a careful assessment of passenger needs and is in
direct response to their feedback. This is a most dynamic market in the
Air France KLM network and Abu Dhabi-Paris non stop launch reflects its
importance.”


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