Air France and KLM sign codeshare agreements with ITA Airways


 

Air France and KLM have signed new codeshare agreements with Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) Airways. The commercial partnership will offer additional travel opportunities and open up 12 ITA destinations in Italy and Southern Europe for the Air France and KLM customers, as where ITA customers will be able to book tickets to a large variety of Air France and KLM destinations in Europe, including the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Air France, KLM and ITA will facilitate transfers for passengers to connecting flights at their hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and Rome Fiumicino. Customers will be able to fly seamlessly to the destination of their choice with one single ticket, checking-in at the airport of departure, and collecting their checked-through baggage upon arrival at their final destination.

The agreement is effective for KLM as of 1 December and for Air France as of 9 December 2021, for traveling as of 13 December 2021.

Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM said: “We are very pleased to have reached a codeshare partnership with ITA, the latest member of the SkyTeam alliance, less than 2 months after its first flight. Italy is a key market for our group, and joining forces with the new Italian flag carrier will create more opportunities for the passengers of our respective airlines, offering a seamless service to a worldwide network of about 250 unique destinations via our hubs in Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol. We have great ambitions with ITA and we see this milestone as a first step towards broader cooperation”.

Air France and KLM passengers will be able to fly with ITA to 12 Southern European destinations via Rome Fiumicino: Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Genoa, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme, Turin, Trieste and Venice (Italy), Valletta (Malta), and Tirana (Albania).

Subject to US Governmental Approval, the partnership will be expanded to an extensive choice of US destinations in the near future.

Air France and KLM currently connect Paris and Amsterdam to Italy with about 350 weekly flights to/from Bari, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Milan (Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport), Naples, Rome, Turin and Venice.

The new codeshare flights are now available for sale through the websites www.airfrance.com, www.klm.com and www.itaairways.com, in the reservation systems and via travel agencies.

 

About Air France-KLM
A global player with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Air France-KLM is a leading airline Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a worldwide network, covering over 300 destinations thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 17 million members.

Together with its partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM operates the largest transatlantic joint venture, with more than 340 daily flights.

Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam, the alliance dedicated to providing passengers with a more seamless travel experience at every step of their journey 19 member airlines working together across an extensive global network.

Recognized for 17 years as an industry leader in sustainable development, the Air France-KLM Group is determined to accelerate the transition to more sustainable aviation. Since 2003, the Air France-KLM Group has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The aim is to make a significant contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in connection with the Group’s activities.

 

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