A number of Greek destinations are included in the 2019 summer schedule of the Air France – KLM network. The group’s summer schedule will run March 31 to October 27.
During the peak summer period, the group’s medium and short-haul network includes flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Heraklion on Crete with Air France; from Bordeaux to Athens and from Marseille to Heraklion, to be operated by Air France HOP, the brand name of the regional flights operated by subsidiaries of Air France.
Destinations in Greece are also included on the summer schedule of Transavia, the low-cost member of the Air France-KLM group, from some of its bases in France (Orly, Nantes) and the Netherlands (Eindhoven and Rotterdam). More specifically, Transavia will operate flights from Paris-Orly to Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos; from Nantes to Mykonos and Santorini; from Eindhoven to Zakynthos; and from Rotterdam to Corfu and Kos.
2019 summer schedule – a 2 percent increase in capacity
Overall for the 2019 summer season, Air France-KLM announced a 2 percent increase in capacity, compared to the previous summer season, and will offer 58 new routes. This growth is broken down to +1.3 percent for long-haul passenger operations, +1.2 percent for medium and short-haul passenger operations and +9.3 percent for Transavia’s low-cost operations.
On its long-haul network, Air France-KLM will operate four new routes: two destinations on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle: Dallas (USA) and Quito (Ecuador) with Air France and two destinations on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol – Boston and Las Vegas (USA) with KLM.
On its medium and short-haul network, the group is expanding its offer of destinations and connections with 26 new routes. These include routes on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with Air France: Belgrade (Serbia), Tbilissi (Georgia) and Lorient (France) as from March 31; on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol with KLM: Wroclaw (Poland) as from May 6 and Naples (Italy) as from April 21; on departure from the French regions with Air France HOP: Lyon – Lorient (France) and Brest – Amsterdam (Netherlands),
Transavia will develop its network from all its bases in France (Orly, Lyon and Nantes) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven) with 28 new routes, including Rotterdam – Nador (Morocco), Paris (Orly) – Brindisi (Italy), Nantes – Budapest (Hungary) and Lyon – Beirut (Lebanon).
An enhanced and modernized fleet
Air France will welcome its first Airbus A350 (324 seats) in September 2019. Another 6 aircraft will be added to the fleet by the end of 2020. In addition, Air France will receive two Dreamliner 787-9 for the summer season, to operate a total fleet of 9 Dreamliner 787-9.
On July 1, KLM will launch the latest version of the Dreamliner: the Boeing 787-10 (344 seats). This latest generation aircraft is in addition to the company’s 13 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Another 7 Boeing 787-10 aircraft will be added to the fleet by the end of 2020.
Transavia will fly its customers on board its 79 Boeing 737s throughout the 2019 summer season.