For the 2018-2019 winter season (Oct. 28, 2018 to Mar. 30, 2019), Air France-KLM is increasing capacity by 2.5%* compared to the previous winter season and is pursuing its growth objectives in continuation of the summer season. This growth, mainly generated by a better use of the fleet, is broken down as follows:
- +2.8% for long-haul passenger operations,
- +1.1% for medium and short-haul passenger operations,
- +11.5% for Transavia’s low-cost operations
On its long-haul network, Air France-KLM will offer six new routes this winter.
- 5 destinations on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle in continuation of the summer season: Seattle (USA), Taipei (Taiwan), Nairobi (Kenya) with Air France and Fortaleza (Brazil) and Mahé (Seychelles) with Joon, which will also continue to serve Cape Town (South Africa), Mumbai (India) and Cairo (Egypt), previously operated by Air France.
- 1 destination on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol in continuation of the summer season: Fortaleza (Brazil) with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
- North America
In Canada, the Air France-KLM group will increase seat capacity by 10% from Europe. Customers will benefit from an additional flight to Montreal (13 weekly flights) with Air France. On departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol, they will benefit from two additional flights to Toronto (nine weekly flights) and an additional flight to Calgary (seven weekly flights) with KLM.
A modernized fleet and new cabins
Air France will offer its customers the opportunity to enjoy the latest new travel cabins on board 51% of its long-haul flights by the end of the winter season. A total of 15 Airbus A330s will be refurbished by the beginning of 2020.
KLM is also continuing to deploy its new World Business Class and Economy cabins. As from January 2019:
- all KLM long-haul flights will offer the new World Business Class, equipped with full flat seats.
- all Boeing 777, Boeing 787 and Airbus A330 aircraft will be equipped with the new Economy cabins.
- Joon also offers its customers its latest travel cabins on board its four Airbus A340s, which will fly to Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town (South Africa), Fortaleza (Brazil), Mumbai (India) and Mahé (Seychelles) throughout the winter season.
Finally, Transavia France is continuing to expand and will take delivery of a 34th new Boeing 737 in its fleet in December 2018.