Air France and KLM to launch Canada routes

6 Nov 2014 by GrahamSmith

Air France will next summer fly up to five-times weekly to Vancouver, while sister airline KLM will operate up to four weekly flights to Edmonton.

The French carrier will roster a B777-200 with 309 seats in a three-class configuration — 35 in business, 24 in premium economy and 250 in economy — between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Vancouver.

From March 29 until May 3, it will operate this service on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; from May 4 until September 13, flights will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; and from September 14 until October 24, the service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Outbound service AF374 will take-off from Paris CDG at 1035 and arrive in Vancouver at 1150 local time, while return flight AF379 will depart Vancouver at 1400 and land in Paris at 0835 the following day.

These new Air France flights to Vancouver are in addition to KLM's seven-weekly flights to the Canadian city from Amsterdam Schiphol.

KLM will commence three-weekly flights between Amsterdam and Edmonton on May 5. These will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

From June 22, the service will increase to four-times weekly, with the addition of a Friday flight.

The Dutch airline will operate an A330-200 in a three-class configuration — 30 seats on World Business Class, 35 in Economy Comfort Zone (premium economy) and 178 in economy —on the route.

Outbound service KL675 will depart Schiphol at 1435 and arrive in Edmonton at 1535 local time, while return service KL676 will take-off from Edmonton at 1810 and land in Amsterdam at 1045 the following day.

KLM last month released a route planner app to help passengers transfer at Schiphol (see news, October 1).,

Graham Smith

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