In 2018, Air France-KLM is pursuing its development strategy in Brazil by simultaneously inaugurating and for the first time two new routes between Fortaleza and the European hubs at Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Since 3 May 2018, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been connecting Amsterdam-Schiphol and Fortaleza with 3 weekly* flights by Airbus A330 with a capacity of 268 seats including 18 seats in World Business Class, 35 seats in Economy Comfort and 215 seats in Economy Class.
Since 3 May 2018, Joon, the new-generation travel experience by Air France, has been offering its customers 2 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Fortaleza and 3 weekly flights as from the 2018/19 winter season. These flights are operated by Airbus A340 with a capacity of 278 seats including 30 in Business class, 21 in Premium Economy and 227 in Economy.
In total, during the 2018 summer season, Air France-KLM is offering 5 weekly flights between Europe and Fortaleza.
Fortaleza, a new hub for Air France-KLM and GOL
In addition to inaugurating two new transatlantic routes, Air France-KLM and its Brazilian partner GOL are launching a new strategic hub in Fortaleza.
This new hub offers Air France, KLM, Joon and GOL customers simplified connections, a single check-in and a shorter travelling time from Europe to 6 destinations in North-East Brazil such as Belém, Brasilia, Manaus, Natal, Recife and Salvador.
In total, Air France-KLM and GOL customers benefit from an optimized network with 104 European destinations and 50 destinations in Brazil.
*2 weekly flights from 3 May to 1st July and 3 weekly flights from 2 July 2018.