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Air France Increases Cooperation With Garuda Indonesia

July 23, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Air FranceAir France and Garuda Indonesia signed a code-share agreement giving Air France customers:
– On their arrival in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, the possibility to continue their trip, with a wider choice of connecting flight times to Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali).
– The opportunity to fly to Surabaya-Juanda international airport (region of East Java) from Singapore.

Garuda Indonesia customers also have access to two French destinations, Paris and Nantes, on arrival at Amsterdam-Schiphol.

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THIS NEW CODE-SHARE STRENGTHENS THE EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH KLM

Thanks to a code-share agreement between KLM and Garuda Indonesia, KLM customers benefit from a wide choice of destinations in Indonesia (such as Surabaya or Balikpapan on the island of Borneo), and Australia (including Sydney and Brisbane). Garuda Indonesia customers have access to the KLM network from Amsterdam-Schiphol, and can continue their trip to European destinations including Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Paris or Rome.

GARUDA INDONESIA, MEMBER OF THE SKYTEAM ALLIANCE SINCE 5 MARCH 2014

Garuda Indonesia is the second airline from Southeast Asia to join the SkyTeam alliance, making Jakarta a new gateway to and from Southeast Asia. The Company also adds 40 new destinations to SkyTeam’s global network served exclusively by the alliance.

With some 500 daily flights and a fleet of close to 130 aircraft, Garuda Indonesia serves 64 destinations in 12 countries, including 40 domestic destinations. Its partnership with the other alliance members will allow SkyTeam customers from every continent to access Indonesia’s key business and tourist destinations.

The airline boosts SkyTeam’s presence in Australia, with flights to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; and in Tokyo, thanks to flights operated to Narita and Haneda airports.

NEW SERVICES BETWEEN EUROPE AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Air France is continuing to expand in South East Asia, a region experiencing an economic boom. On 9 July 2014, the Company has inaugurated a new service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Jakarta, with seven weekly flights via Singapore. This new frequency is in addition to the KLM flights serving the Indonesian capital daily on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol via Kuala Lumpur.

Throughout the 2014 summer season, Air France is increasing its flight capacity to Singapore-Changi airport. From 17 June to 30 August 2014, the Company is operating 10 weekly flights and two different flight times for its customers. In Singapore, customers have access to Air France and KLM’s extensive flight network. On continuation of their flight from Europe, they can travel on to Jakarta with Air France or to Bali with KLM with an optimized connection time.

In April 2013, Air France launched a new service between Paris and Kuala Lumpur, in addition to KLM’s seven weekly frequencies on departure from Amsterdam. Spurred by the successful launch of this destination, Air France has increased its capacity to the Malaysian capital. This destination is now served by Boeing 777-200 equipped with a new “leisure” configuration offering additional seats for customers (309 seats compared with 246 when this frequency was first launched). During the summer season, the Company is offering customers four weekly flights, providing them with greater flexibility to organize their trip.

Overall, Air France-KLM, a European leader in Southeast Asia*, is offering eight destinations** in this region on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol with over 90 weekly flights, some of which are operated with their partners Vietnam Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and China Airlines.

TRAVEL IN OPTIMUM COMFORT TO THE BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

In September 2014, Singapore and Jakarta will be the first Air France destinations to discover the Company’s new La Première “designer” suite. Each suite ensures optimum privacy and enables customers to be totally or partially alone, in absolute comfort. Well-being, relaxation and serenity go hand in hand, for an exceptional trip.

On board the Boeing 777 equipped with this exquisitely refined cabin, customers will also be able to enjoy the new Business cabin, a real cocoon in the sky. They will also be able to discover the new Economy cabin offering optimum comfort for all and Premium Economy, offering 40% more space.

Moreover, by equipping its Boeing 777-200s with its new World Business Class, KLM will also be offering an even more comfortable trip on its flights to South East Asia as from September 2014.

* in terms of market share between Europe and Southeast Asia in 2013.

** Bangkok, Denpasar (Bali), Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Hanoi (on a code-share basis with Vietnam Airlines).

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