Air France, KLM boost capacity out of Canada this winter

Air France, KLM boost capacity out of Canada this winter

MONTREAL — Air France and KLM are boosting capacity to and from Canada for the winter season, which will run from Oct. 26 to March 28.

The addition of two new routes in 2015, Vancouver-Paris (Air France) and Edmonton-Amsterdam (KLM), raises the number of weekly flights from 46 to 52, representing a 13% increase over last winter.

Air France will operate its usual winter offering of two flights daily between Montreal and Paris, and one flight a day out of Toronto. Rounding things out are the three weekly flights on the new direct Vancouver-Paris route launched in March 2015.

This winter, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly once daily from Montreal and Toronto, six times weekly out of Calgary and five times a week from Vancouver and three weekly flights between Edmonton and Amsterdam, a route introduced on May 19.

“With its 52 weekly flights – 28 by KLM and 24 by Air France – the Air France KLM Group is reiterating its ambitions in Canada,” said Jean-Noël Rault, Vice-President and General Manager of Air France KLM Canada.

Both airlines also incorporate a connecting shuttle bus service to Montréal-Trudeau for Ottawa residents flying Air France or KLM. In addition, the codeshare agreement with WestJet also makes it possible for travellers from 20 Canadian cities including Victoria, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Quebec City and St. John’s to avail themselves of connecting Air France or KLM flights out of Canada.

Air France and KLM are currently giving away three pairs of tickets to anywhere they fly, agents can enter by taking either the KLM Specialist or Air France Specialist program at travelweeklearningcentre.com.