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Air France-KLM increases services to Canada

AMSTERDAM, Neth.– Air France-KLM has announced it will offer new services to Vancouver and Edmonton. 

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, a Canadian province with one of the fastest growing economies in the country. This destination attracts new talent every day and significant business exchanges related to the region’s gas, petroleum, agriculture and forestry activities. As of May 5, 2015, KLM will offer 3 weekly flights between Amsterdam and Edmonton. Starting June 22, there will be 4 weekly frequencies, said the airline. 

Flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200. 

KLM will be the first and only airline in continental Europe to connect Europe to the city of Edmonton, the airline said. 

This service will be in addition to daily flights to Calgary in the same province.

An important cosmopolitan coastal city in British Columbia with a praised quality of life, Vancouver will soon be available non-stop from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From 29 March 2015, Air France will offer up to 5 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Vancouver. 

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200. These new services to Vancouver will be in addition to KLM’s offering of 7 weekly flights to this destination from Amsterdam-Schiphol. 

 “Both these route launches are a strong sign, reflecting the Air France-KLM Group’s commercial offensive and its desire to strengthen its position to and from Canada. We are pleased and proud to be offering our customers the largest range of flights between Europe and Western Canada. The complementary nature of Air France and KLM’s flight schedules gives customers a greater choice of connections via the hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. An even greater choice thanks to our partnership with WestJet, which enables us to offer our customers a network of 22 destinations in Canada,” said Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial-Passenger Business AFKL. 

Present in Canada for the past 65 years, Air France-KLM will serve four destinations this winter, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, with a total of 46 weekly frequencies. Air France-KLM also provides a service to the Federal capital of Ottawa in 2 hours with a bus service via Montreal.

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