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Air France considers the future of Joon

Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAK (msn 1658) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942239.

Air France has made this announcement:

A project for Joon’s future

After much discussion with employees and customers alike, and in consultation with the unions, Air France has decided to launch a project studying the future of the Joon brand and the integration of Joon employees and aircraft into Air France.

Despite the many positive impacts of Joon, in particular the invaluable contribution of the teams at Joon who launched the company and worked with passion and dedication, the brand was difficult to understand from the outset for customers, for employees, for markets and for investors.

The plurality of brands in the marketplace has created much complexity and unfortunately weakened the power of the Air France brand.

Through integration, Air France would see many benefits thanks to fleet, brand, and product harmonisation. Managing the operation would be improved through a common fleet of aircraft. Air France will also be able to ensure a smooth transition of the Airbus A350, currently on order, to the Air France fleet with a more economical cabin configuration.

All Joon flights currently sold or for sale would of course be operated by Joon until the project is completed, and then taken over by Air France.

The simplification of the brand portfolio, while capitalizing on the Air France mother brand, is an undeniable asset for our employees, our customers, and indeed all stake holders. It would also enable Air France to complete this integration without impacting the efficiency of the Air France-KLM Group.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Joon): Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAK (msn 1658) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942239.

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Will Air France end the Joon experiment?

Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXT (msn 3859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940724.

The new CEO of Air France-KLM (Ben Smith) wants to end Joon, the lower-cost subsidiary project of Air France designed to appeal to millennials according to Reuters.

Joon was the project of previous CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac.

The employees of Joon are expected to be placed with parent Air France if the final decision is made.

Look now, Joon painted aircraft could become a rarity in 2019.

Previously Joon was planning to add six new destinations for the summer of 2019:

Starting in summer 2019, Joon will serve 6 new destinations:

In Europe:

  • Madrid;
  • Stockholm;
  • Prague;
  • Manchester.

In the Caribbean:

  • Saint Martin.

In South America:

  • Quito.

Starting next summer Joon will serve 6 new destinations from Paris-CDG: Madrid* (Spain), Stockholm* (Sweden), Prague* (Czech Republic), Manchester* (UK), Saint-Martin* (France) and Quito (Ecuador).

  • Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 and A321!

From Paris-CDG, Joon will fly to Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and A321 (212 seats).

Here is the full report by Reuters:

Air France-KLM is mulling the closure of Joon, its newest airline brand, company sources told Reuters, in an about-face that could help new boss Ben Smith address the chronic underperformance of the main Air France business.

The discussion about scrapping Joon, which has not been decided, may be a sign of the Canadian chief executive’s determination to tackle weak Air France profitability head-on rather than mitigate it with lower-cost secondary offerings, as many of his predecessors have tried and failed to do.

The new CEO “has made clear he doesn’t understand the positioning or identity of Joon,” one Air France source said. “It’s a question he’s raised internally, several times.”

An Air France-KLM spokesman declined to comment.

Smith, hired in August to restore peace and prosperity to the Franco-Dutch group after devastating strikes that led to his predecessor’s resignation, has said Air France must narrow the profitability gap with its more efficient KLM stablemate. The Dutch carrier recorded an 8.8 percent profit margin last year, more than double Air France’s 3.7 percent margin.

The former Air Canada second-in-command is now urging Air France pilots to relinquish some perks if they want more pay rises, two people familiar with the matter said. That may include giving up downtown hotels and sleeping at the airport on long-haul layovers, as their KLM colleagues already do.

Layover accommodation is just one aspect of the complex accords now up for renegotiation with pilots’ unions – who are pressing for a 4.7 percent pay increase in addition to the 4 percent company-wide raise negotiated last month to offset real-income erosion during earlier pay freezes.

“We’ve always had downtown hotels as part of our package,” one pilot union official said. “It’s not really our job to hang around at airports for two days, as nice as they are.”

By winding down Joon, created a year ago, Smith could actually foster staff goodwill and help reach cost-saving agreements for Air France and its other two brands – low-cost operator Transavia and domestic short-haul Hop. Strikes earlier this year wiped 335 million euros ($381 million) off earnings.

Created by his predecessor Jean-Marc Janaillac to replace Air France on the least profitable routes, Joon combines standard company pilot contracts with 540 cabin staff on lower-cost terms. But it has proven unpopular with clients, employees and investors alike.

“The intention to get rid of Joon would be understandable,” said HSBC analyst Andrew Lobbenberg. “You’ve got a whole new business created with all the complexity and cost, just to get a handful of cheap cabin crew – that’s not rational.”

Smith “should be negotiating what he can get in terms of productivity and efficiency across the whole Air France group, against which he trades the closure of Joon,” Lobbenberg added.

The decision may be swayed by growing discontent among Joon cabin crew, who recently threatened fresh strike action unless pay and conditions are improved.

“When Ben Smith got here, he said to us, ‘What is this Joon thing?’,” another Air France union official said. “That’s more or less what we’ve been saying all along.”

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXT (msn 3859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940724.

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Joon to add six new destinations in summer 2019

Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAS (msn 3419) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941918.

Starting in summer 2019, Joon will serve 6 new destinations:

In Europe:

  • Madrid;
  • Stockholm;
  • Prague;
  • Manchester.

In the Caribbean:

  • Saint Martin.

In South America:

  • Quito.

Starting next summer Joon will serve 6 new destinations from Paris-CDG: Madrid* (Spain), Stockholm* (Sweden), Prague* (Czech Republic), Manchester* (UK), Saint-Martin* (France) and Quito (Ecuador).

  • Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 and A321!

From Paris-CDG, Joon will fly to Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and A321 (212 seats).

In Business, Joon provides all you need! A full meal for lunch, hot pastries for breakfast and a snack at any other time of the day are available free of charge.

In Economy, there is a choice of free drinks at any time of the day. Would you like something else? A savoury snack? Or something sweet? Joon has something for everyone, with a selection of organic and gourmet products sold by the crew.

During the flight, you have free access to YouJoon, the onboard streaming offer available on your own smartphone, tablet or computer, which now offers a wide range of newspapers & magazines.

  • Enjoy the new cabins on the Airbus A340 to Saint Martin and Quito !

Flights from Paris-CDG to Saint Martin and Quito will be operated by Airbus A340 with 278 seats including 30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 227 in Economy.

In Business, Premium Economy and Economy on long-haul flights, you can enjoy the new cabins on the Airbus A340, with:

  • Latest-generation individual touch screens with more than 1,200 hours of entertainment;
  • YouJoon, your onboard streaming offer available on smartphone, tablet or computer;
  • A wide choice of TV series, newspapers & magazines, web TV, cartoons, music and games.

In business, sleep in a seat-bed and enjoy all the comforts. Your seat can be transformed into a 2-metre long bed. As far as the in-flight catering is concerned, Joon takes you on a culinary journey with dishes designed by exceptional French chefs, with savoury and sweet gourmet delights.

The Premium Economy cabin offers you a brand new seat with optimal comfort: a 133° seat recline, 99 cm of generous legroom and 49 cm wide seat. At mealtime, your starters and desserts are inspired by those served in the Business cabin and are accompanied by a drink of your choice, including champagne!

In the Economy cabin, you have 78 centimetres of legroom and a 118° seat recline. A full meal is also available. And if you wish, you can treat yourself to a drink or a sweet or savoury treat from our additional menu!

About Joon

Joon is the new generation of travel by Air France. A trip designed for you that you can create yourself. Launched in September 2017, Joon has carried more than two million customers in Europe and worldwide from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Its fleet consists of Airbus A320 and A321 on its medium-haul network and Airbus A340 on its long-haul network. Joon is an innovation laboratory for the Air France group, with a modular offer, in-flight catering, streaming programmes with original content and multiple and innovative partnerships for a global travel experience.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, the company will have a fleet of 28 Airbus aircraft in 2020 (18 A320/A321 and 10 A340/A350). Joon currently employs more than 500 people.

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAS (msn 3419) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941918.

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Joon to resume service to Quito

Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

Starting May 14, 2019, the Air France network is expanding thanks to Joon, with the launch of its Paris-CDG – Quito (Ecuador) route. Customers will be able to travel between the two capitals by Airbus A340-300 in the comfort of the new long-haul travel cabins, with 30 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 227 seats in the Economy cabin. 3 weekly flights will be offered starting at €299 including tax one way1.

Flight schedules (in local time):

AF210: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13h10, arrives in Quito at 18:05;
AF211: leaves Quito at 19h50, arrives in Paris at 13h50 the following day.
Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the summer season2.

The ancient city of Quito

Located more than 2,850 m above sea level, and built on the ruins of an Inca city, Ecuador’s capital is home to many treasures. Its historic center, the best preserved in Latin America, is the first to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. From Independence Square to San Francisco Square, nothing beats getting lost in the narrow and colorful streets to discover Old Quito. Want a great view? The Panecillo peak, which stands in the middle of the city, offers a breathtaking view.

Want to go even higher? Quito, bordered by the Andes, is also the starting point for unforgettable escapades into the heart of the volcanoes, the gateway to the lush Amazonian forest and an opportunity to discover the Galapagos Islands and its protected species.

Joon, the new generation travel experience by Air France

  • Be carried away in Business, Joon takes care of everything

In the Business cabin, enjoy all the comforts of a real seat-bed. Your seat turns into a 2 meter-long seat-bed. The colors, fabrics and space ensure you will be totally relaxed in the Business cabin with all the comforts you require. Thanks to the seat’s fixed shell, you benefit from a real private space: welcome to your very own private bubble where you will receive a welcome kit and a practical and stylish comfort kit. Enjoy our in-flight entertainment offer, with more than 1,200 hours of programs on a 15.6-inch HD touch screen, as well as noise-reducing headphones. Enjoy a complete meal with dishes designed by exceptional French chefs and let yourself be tempted by a signature cocktail concocted by the Experimental Cocktail Club3  for your aperitif and prepared by your Joon crew!

  • More space in Premium Economy

The Premium Economy cabin offers you a brand new seat with optimal comfort: a 133° seat recline, 99 cm of generous legroom and a 49 cm-wide seat. In your own premium space you benefit from specific products and services, with a comfort kit on arrival on board as well as a welcome drink. At mealtimes, your starters and desserts are inspired by those offered in the Business cabin and are accompanied by a choice of drink including champagne!

  • Stay on trend and connected in Economy

In the Economy cabin, you have 78 centimeters of legroom and a 118° seat recline. It is equipped with a latest generation touch screen and a USB plug to recharge your devices during the flight. A full meal is also available. And if you wish, you can indulge in a drink or a sweet or savory treat from our additional inflight menu! Finally, feel free to optimize your comfort on board by choosing from our 70 seats available as a “Seat Plus”4 or “Seat Duo”5 paid option.

The world at your fingertips

This new offer is in addition to that of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which offers a daily flight to Quito and Guayaquil by Boeing 777 from Amsterdam-Schiphol.

The world at your fingertips with Joon:

  • To Ecuador – Quito: 3 weekly flights starting May 14th 2019
  • To Brazil – Fortaleza: 2 weekly flights then 3 weekly flights for the 2018 winter season
  • To the Seychelles – Mahé: 3 weekly flights
  • To Egypt – Cairo: 1 daily flight
  • To South Africa – Cape Town: 3 weekly flights then 5 weekly flights for the 2018 winter season
  • To India – Mumbai: 1 daily flight
  • To Germany – Berlin: up to 7 daily flights
  • To Spain – Barcelona: up to 7 daily flights
  • To Portugal – Lisbon with 4 daily flights and Porto with 3 weekly flights
  • To Italy – Rome with 7 daily flights and Naples with 2 daily flights
  • To Norway – Oslo: up to 3 daily flights and Bergen with one daily flight for the 2018 winter season
  • To Hungary – Budapest: 3 daily flights for the 2018 winter season
  • To Turkey – Istanbul: 1 daily flight

About Joon

Joon is the new generation travel experience by Air France. A trip designed for you that you can create yourself. Launched in December 2017, Joon has carried more than two million customers in Europe and worldwide from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Its fleet consists of Airbus A320 and A321 on its medium-haul network and Airbus A340 on its long-haul network. Joon is an innovation laboratory for the Air France group, with a modular offer, in-flight catering, streaming programs with original content and multiple and innovative partnerships for a global travel experience. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, the company will have a fleet of 28 Airbus aircraft in 2020 (18 A320/A321 and 10 A340/A350). Joon currently employs more than 500 people.

(1) Launch fare – one way, with no hold baggage.
(2) March 31st to October 26th 2019
(3) Cocktail bar located 37 rue Saint-Sauveur in Paris, quartier Montorgueil.
(4) The Seat Plus have additional legroom (34 inches) and are located at the front of the cabin to disembark first. Price: €50 for a flight lasting 9 hours or less and €70 on longer flights.
(5) The Seat Duo are located on each side of the cabin next to the window and provide additional privacy. Price: €30.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Joon): Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

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Joon to suspend flights to Tehran

Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

Air France’s Joon will join British Airways and will drop the Paris – Tehran route on September 18, 2018. The carrier is blaming weakening demand for the route.

Air France moved its service to Tehran, Iran to its Joon subsidiary on April 2, 2018. The service was recently decreased from 3 to 2 flights a week.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Joon): Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

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Joon announces two new destinations from Paris

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2017

Joon from October 28, 2018, will serve two new destinations in its medium-haul network on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Bergen in Norway and Budapest in Hungary.

Bergen, a new destination for the Air France-KLM group, will be operated with 1 daily flight and Budapest with 3 daily flights. These two destinations will increase service to Air France’s hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and will offer the group’s customers multiple connecting opportunities throughout Joon and Air France’s long-haul network.

Joon, the new-generation travel experience by Air France, is a constantly increasing offer with even more destinations in summer 2018 – Cairo, Cape Town, Fortaleza, Mahé, Mumbai and Tehran for our long-haul destinations, and Oslo, Rome, Naples, Istanbul which join our medium-haul offer to Berlin, Barcelona, Porto and Lisbon, launched in autumn 2017!

Previously on March 25, 2018,

Joon operated its first long-haul flight to Cairo in Egypt. Our first customers discovered Joon’s newly furbished Airbus A340, with three surprising cabins!

Photo Above: Joon.

In Business class, sleep in a lie-flat bed and get ready for some surprises! Your seat converts into a lie-flat bed with a length of 2 metres! In terms of colours, fabrics and available space, you’ll feel at home in our Business cabin where you are free to relax as you please during your flight. Thanks to your fixed-shell seat, you benefit from a real private space – welcome to your bubble of serenity where you’ll receive a welcome kit and a practical and stylish comfort kit. Enjoy our in-flight entertainment offer with more than 1,200 hours of programmes, on a 15.6-inch HD touch screen and a noise-reduction audio headset! Enjoy a full meal comprising dishes designed by exceptional French chefs, and for your aperitif, give in to the temptation of a signature cocktail designed by the Experimental Cocktail Club*, prepared by our Joon cabin crew!

* Cocktail bar located in the Montorgueil district of Paris.

The Premium Economy cabin is equipped with a new seat offering optimum comfort – a 133° seat recline, generous legroom of 99 cm and a wide 49cm seat. You receive special attentions in your premium space – you are given a comfort kit on entering the cabin along with a welcome drink. At meal times, your starter and dessert are inspired by Business class!

In the Economy cabin, your seat offers 78cm legroom and it reclines to 118°. You seat is equipped with a latest-generation touch screen and a USB port to charge your devices during the flight. You also receive a free, complete meal. If you want even more choice, you are free to personalize your trip, either by choosing from among our 70 seats available on a paying-option basis – Seat Plus* or Seat Duo**, or by treating yourself to a drink or gourmet snack on purchase in our A la Carte selection on board!

Joon, the new-generation travel experience by Air France, is on the move all the time, with even more destinations this summer – Cairo, Cape Town, Fortaleza, Mahé, Mumbai, Tehran for our long-haul destinations, and Oslo, Rome, Naples, Istanbul join our medium-haul offer to Berlin, Barcelona, Porto and Lisbon, launched in autumn 2017!

* You’ll appreciate our Seat Plus for their additional legroom (34 inches) as well as being at the front of the cabin to be among the first to disembark. Price: €50 for a flight time of 9 h or less and €70 for a flight time of 9 hours or more.
** Seat Duo located at either side of the cabin next to the windows will offer you greater privacy. Price: €30

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXH (msn 1924) LIS (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 940704.

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Air France-KLM presents its summer schedule with a 4.1% increase

Air France-KLM have made this announcement:

For the 2018 summer season (from March 25 to October 27, 2018), Air France-KLM is increasing capacity by 4.1% compared to the previous summer season*. Growth will be driven by Transavia’s low-cost operations (+10.6%), the long-haul passenger network (+3.9%) and the short and medium-haul passenger network (+1.4%). In 2018, the group is continuing its growth strategy and offering 314 destinations to 116 countries including 78 new services this summer throughout its network.

With an increase in capacity of +4.1%, we are choosing to step up our offensive on all our markets. This summer, the group will inaugurate 78 new services, a record in its history, and proof of its agility and ambition to develop its activity. In this way we are confirming the growth objectives set out in Trust Together and are determined to take our share on this highly competitive market”, stated Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.

Long-haul: +3.9%

On its long-haul network, Air France-KLM will operate 9 new services** –

–        6 destinations on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle: Nairobi (Kenya), Seattle/Tacoma (USA) startng March 25, Taipei (Taiwan) starting April 16 and San José (Costa Rica) in continuation of the 2017-18 winter season with Air France. Fortaleza (Brazil) starting May 3 and Mahé (Seychelles) starting May 5 with Joon.

–        1 destination on departure from Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe): Atlanta (United States) as a continuation of the winter season with Air France.

–        2 destinations on departure from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: Fortaleza (Brazil) and Mumbai (India) in continuation of the 2017-18 winter season with KLM.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-303 PH-AKA (msn 1287) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 913111.

Above Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-303 PH-AKA (msn 1287) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 913111.

  • North America

In the United States, Air France will resume service to Seattle/Tacoma with 5 weekly flights by Boeing 777-200. The Atlanta – Pointe-à-Pitre service launched during the 2017-18 winter season will be prolonged throughout the 2018 summer season. Detroit and Boston will be operated by Boeing 787 until June 17. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is increasing its services to Minneapolis, San Francisco and New York. One frequency a week from Amsterdam will be added to both the Minneapolis and San Francisco routes, taking the weekly frequency of KLM flights to 4 and 11 respectively. The KLM frequency to New York will increase by 6, taking the weekly total of roundtrips between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and New York to 20.

Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBA (msn 38769) LHR (SPA). Image: 937333.

Above Copyright Photo: Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBA (msn 38769) LHR (SPA). Image: 937333.

  • Central and South America and Caribbean

In Brazil, KLM and Joon are launching new services to Fortaleza on May 3, 2018. KLM will operate 3*** direct flights a week between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol airport and Fortaleza by Airbus A330. Joon will operate a twice weekly service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Fortaleza by Airbus A340. This new route will offer a third Brazilian gateway for the Group with its partner GOL Linhas Aéras Inteligentes, in addition to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, with 6 new routes beyond Fortaleza operated on a code-share basis. KLM will offer an additional 333 seats per week to Rio de Janeiro, representing an increase of 18.2%, thanks to an additional weekly flight. The Group will thus offer its customers 2 daily flights to/from Europe with KLM on departure from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and with Air France on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

In Costa Rica, Air France will extend its service to San José throughout the summer season with 2 weekly flights.

In Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Caribbean, KLM is increasing its weekly seat capacity by 20% on departure of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol : An additional flight to Buenos Aires and Santiago, takes KLM’s weekly frequency on this route to 6; an additional flight to Bogota and Cartagena, takes KLM’s weekly frequency on this route to 4; and an additional flight to Aruba and Bonaire takes the total weekly frequency on this route to seven. And, 2 new weekly circle flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, St Martin and Curaçao will increase KLM’s weekly frequency to Curaçao from 7 to 9. Air France will operate one of its Boeing 787 to connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Bogota as from April 22 and 2018. To St Martin, Air France will operate 2 weekly services on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle by Airbus A330.

  • Asia and the Middle East

In Taiwan, Air France will inaugurate a service to Taipei with 3 weekly flights operated by Boeing 777-200 as from April 16. This new offer will be in addition to KLM’s daily service to this destination.

In Japan, Air France will increase the number of seats available to Osaka thanks to its Boeing 787, i.e., an additional weekly seat capacity of 744 and on its service to Tokyo-Haneda with 2 additional weekly flights.

In South Korea, customers will benefit from an additional flight to Seoul operated by Air France Boeing 777-200, representing 3 weekly flights in total.

In Thailand, Air France will offer 2 additional flights to Bangkok, i.e., 5 weekly flights throughout the summer season.

In India, KLM will prolong its Mumbai service in continuation of the 2017-18 winter season with 3 weekly flights. Air France will entrust its Mumbai service to Joon as from June 18, 2018. The service will be operated daily by Airbus A340. In Bangalore, Air France will increase its flight offering with an additional flight, i.e., 7 weekly flights.

In Malaysia, KLM will reduce frequencies to Kuala Lumpur and will operate 7 weekly flights on departure from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in continuation of the winter season.

In Kazakhstan, KLM will suspend services to Almaty and Astana during the summer season, in continuation of the winter season.

  • Africa and the Indian Ocean

In Kenya, Air France will inaugurate the Paris-Nairobi service on March 25, 2018. The city will be served by Boeing 787 with 3 weekly flights.

In Egypt, Iran and South Africa, Air France will entrust to Joon its service to Cairo with a daily flight as from March 25, Tehran with 3 weekly flights as from April 2 and Cape Town with 3 weekly flights as from April 1.

In West Africa, Air France will increase the number of direct flights to Lomé (Togo), offering 3 weekly frequencies in addition to the 4 weekly Paris – Accra – Lomé services. To Accra (Ghana), the airline will offer an additional non-stop flight, operating a total of 4 weekly frequencies from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

In the Seychelles, Joon, will inaugurate its service to Mahé with 3 weekly flights as from May 5, 2018.

Medium and short-haul – +1.4%

On its medium and short-haul network, the Group is expanding its offer of destinations and connections with 45 new services**.

Throughout the 2018 summer season, the Air France-KLM group will offer 18 new services** on departure from the main hubs and regions –

–        On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle: Bergen (Norway) and Catania (Italy) with Air France as well as Cork (Ireland), Wroclaw (Poland) and Toulon (France) with HOP!

–        On departure from Paris-Orly: La Rochelle (France) with HOP!

–        On departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol Nantes (France) and Växjö (Sweden) with KLM

–        On departure from the French regions with HOP!:

o   On departure from Bordeaux: Düsseldorf (Germany);

o   On departure from Marseille: Caen (France) and Metz (France);

o   On departure from Montpellier: Algiers (Algeria);

o   On departure from Nantes: Hamburg (Germany);

o   On departure from Lille: Brest (France);

o   On departure from Lyon: Rouen (France) and Nuremberg (Germany);

o   On departure from Strasbourg: Rennes (France);

o   On departure from Toulouse: Caen (France).

During the peak summer period, the Air France-KLM group will offer 27 new services including 16 to/from Corsica** –

–        On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle: Bari (Italy), Ibiza (Spain), Dubrovnik (Croatia) with Air France as well as Cagliari (Italy) and Perpignan (France) with HOP!.

–        On departure from the French regions with HOP!:

o   On departure from Bordeaux: Calvi (France);

o   On departure from Caen: Ajaccio (France);

o   On departure from Castres: Bastia (France);

o   On departure from Marseille: Geneva (Switzerland), Beirut (Lebanon);

o   On departure from Metz: Bastia (France);

o   On departure from Nantes: Ajaccio (France) and Bastia (France);

o   On departure from Nice: Beirut (Lebanon) and Quimper (France);

o   On departure from Lille: Toulon (France);

o   On departure from Lyon: Figari (France), Calvi (France), Bastia (France) and Ajaccio (France);

o   On departure from Perpignan: Bastia (France);

o   On departure from Strasbourg: Toulon (France) and Bastia (France);

o   On departure from Toulon: Geneva (Switzerland);

o   On departure from Toulouse: Ibiza (Spain) and Figari (France);

–        On departure from Brussels (Belgium): Calvi (France) with HOP!. 

The Group will expand its medium and short-haul network by significantly increasing flight frequencies. Air France will increase its capacity to Dublin (Ireland), Oslo (Norway), Gothenburg (Sweden), Berlin (Germany), Nice (France), Madrid (Spain), Marrakech (Morocco) and Palma (Spain) by 9% compared to the previous summer season. KLM will increase its capacity to Bologna (Italy), Krakow, Gdansk (Poland) and Helsinki (Finland).

Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXT (msn 3859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940724.

Above Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXT (msn 3859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940724.

Joon will continue its growth on the medium-haul network. Air France will entrust 4 additional destinations to Joon on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle –

–        To Italy: Naples with 3 daily flights and Rome with 7 daily flights,

–        To Norway: Oslo with 2 to 3 daily flights,

–        To Turkey: Istanbul with 1 daily flight.

These destinations will complete the existing Joon network on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, comprising Barcelona (Spain), Lisbon, Porto (Portugal) and Berlin (Germany).

Transavia: +10.6%

Transavia will develop its network from all its bases in France (Orly, Lyon and Nantes) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven) with 24 new services**:

–        From Eindhoven: Rijeka (Croatia), Seville (Spain), Marrakech (Morocco) and Tel Aviv (Israel);

–        From Rotterdam: Lamezia Terme, Palermo (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Almeria (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Heraklion (Greece) and Al Hoceima (Morocco);

–        From Paris-Orly: Beirut (Lebanon), Rabat (Morocco), Alicante (Spain) and Olbia (Italy);

–        From Nantes: Rome, Catania (Italy), Agadir, Casablanca (Morocco) and Djerba (Tunisia);

–        From Lyon: Catania, Palermo (Italy), Djerba (Tunisia) and Malaga (Spain).

Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) Boeing 737-8K2 WL PH-HZW (msn 29345) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 930149.

Above Copyright Photo: Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) Boeing 737-8K2 WL PH-HZW (msn 29345) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 930149.

On departure from the Netherlands, the Group’s low-cost airline will increase capacity by 50% to Greece and its islands, as well as to Eastern Europe (Belgrade and Ljubljana).

On departure from France, total growth will be 19%, mainly driven by departures from the French regions such as Lyon and Nantes. Transavia will mainly increase capacity to Morocco, Greece and Tunisia to meet the strong demand of leisure travellers.

Moreover, Air France and Transavia have signed an agreement under which Air France will share 50 services operated by the low-cost carrier from Paris-Orly, Lyon and Nantes.

Partnerships, the perfectly-balanced equation for even more destinations

In order to offer its customers the most extensive network and the best connecting opportunities on all continents, Air France-KLM is actively pursuing its policy of strengthening its existing alliances and exploring new partnerships.

For the 2018 summer season, the group will offer a wider choice of destinations and connections for customers travelling between India and Europe via Paris and Amsterdam thanks to the enhanced cooperation agreement recently signed with Jet Airways.

The joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines provides customers with access to more than 270 destinations beyond 27 North American cities and offers more than 215 destinations beyond the 28 European gateways.

To maintain its position as European leader in terms of capacity from Europe to China, Air France-KLM will continue its strategic joint venture with China Eastern from the main hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Shanghai, while maintaining its joint venture agreements with China Southern and Xiamen Airlines on 5 services from Paris and Amsterdam to Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing and Xiamen.

Air France will offer the new Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Taipei route in cooperation with China Airlines, a member of Skyteam, with a codeshare agreement on this route, as well as destinations beyond the two hubs.

Air France and Vietnam Airlines, also a SkyTeam member, have signed a new joint-venture which has been in force since November 1, 2017. In this way, customers will benefit from a combined offer as well as improved and enhanced connections between the buoyant market of Vietnam and Europe.

With its partner GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, customers of the Air France-KLM group will benefit from 50 Brazilian destinations, now available from three gateways in Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Fortaleza.

The already-existing partnership between KLM and Kenya Airways provides customers with access to a vast network to East Africa and several connecting opportunities from Nairobi. The launch by Air France of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Nairobi route and the integration of the airline in the joint-venture with KLM and Kenya Airways considerably increases the Air France-KLM group’s capacity in East Africa.

Moreover, with KLM’s integration in the joint-venture between Air France and Air Mauritius, KLM and Air Mauritius will share a coordinated flight schedule throughout the year on the Amsterdam-Mauritius route.

*Capacity measured in available seat kilometres compared to the 2018 summer season.
**Compared to the 2017 summer season.
*** 2 weekly flights from 3 May to 1 July then 3 weekly flights as from 2 July 2018.

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