Air France-KLM will increase its flight frequencies out of the UAE from May. The total combined number of flights from the country will increase from 28 to 30 per week with the 2010 summer programme.
In addition to the new Abu Dhabi-Paris route, new day/night flight options for Dubai passengers and the choice of a new class of cabin – Premium Voyageur – are being offered.
On May 3, Air France will start a new non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Paris. KLM already operates five weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam as well as a service between Abu Dhabi and Muscat, five times a week.
In Dubai, KLM will increase its weekly flight frequency from 10 to 13, by increasing the number of morning departures from Dubai from three to six a week. This day flight offers fast connections via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Europe, especially to Paris and the French provinces. KLM also operates a daily flight from Dubai, departing just after midnight.
From Europe, KLM will introduce new daily night flights (except on Thursdays) with evening departures from European cities, Paris or the French provinces to Dubai, via Amsterdam.
Pierre de Saint-Albin, General Manager for the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan at Air France-KLM, said: "The summer schedule reflects a careful assessment of passenger needs and is in direct response to their feedback. This is the most dynamic market in the Air France-KLM network and the Abu Dhabi-Paris non-stop launch reflects its importance."