Air France-KLM expands in Brazil
Brasilia, Air France’s new destination in Brazil
Starting from 31 March 2014, Air France will begin operating to Brasilia, the third destination in Brazil, with three weekly frequencies (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with 309 seats, including 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 250 in Economy class.
Serving Brasilia, the country’s capital, allows Air France to strengthen its presence in Brazil. This is also the occasion for the Company to offer its customers over twenty destinations in Latin America, thanks to a code-share agreement with Gol. Brasilia is one of the Brazilian airline’s main hubs, with which Air France has been developing a strategic partnership since 2009.
Flight times (local time)
AF 0520: departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:30, arrives in Brasilia at 19:10
AF 0515: departs Brasilia at 22:55, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 14:20 the following day
The A380 in Sao Paulo
During the first half of 2014, Air France intends* to serve Sao Paulo by A380, the largest super jumbo in its long-haul fleet. With a capacity of 516 seats, this aircraft offers optimum comfort in all cabin classes.On board its Airbus A380, Air France offers its customers four travel classes (La Première, Business, Premium Economy and Economy) as well as several exclusive new features for a unique travel experience and even more comfort:
• A very quiet cabin
• A very spacious cabin interior
• 6 bars for a friendly atmosphere during the flight
*Subject to agreement by the government authorities and the positive outcome of talks with airport authorities.
Even more comfort on flights to Rio de Janeiro with the introduction of the Air France B777-300
Starting from 30 March 2014, Air France will begin serving Rio de Janeiro by Boeing 777-300 on its night flight departing Paris-Charles de Gaulle. With a capacity of 381 seats (42 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 315 in Economy), this aircraft will replace the Boeing 747 and allow the Company to offer the Premium Economy cabin on all flights to or from Rio de Janeiro.
The Premium Economy cabin creates a new, more comfortable way of travelling for business or pleasure at affordable prices. In a separate cabin offering 40% more space than Economy class, the seat reclines to 123° within a rigid shell.
KLM increases capacity on flights to Rio de Janeiro
KLM’s fifth weekly flight between Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro, launched in April 2013, will be extended beyond 27 October, for the 2013-2014 winter season. This flight is operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with 318 seats (35 in World Business Class and 283 in Economy class).
“Brazil is one of Air France-KLM’s priority markets. Not only because the country will host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, but also for its regional and global reputation. This is why we are continuing to invest and support the country’s economic development with our extensive flight offering and innovative services between Brazil and the rest of the world via our two connecting hubs”, stated Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales and Marketing Air France-KLM.
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