On March 29, Air France launched a new route to Vancouver, offering up to 5 weekly flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is also introducing a new service between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Edmonton from 19 May 2015 with 3 weekly flights and 4 weekly flights as from 22 June 2015.
With the addition of new routes to Vancouver and Edmonton, Air France-KLM will offer the largest range of flights between Europe and Western Canada for the entire 2015 summer season. These routes are operated in close cooperation between the Group and Delta Air Lines within the framework of the trans-Atlantic joint venture.
Air France-KLM: a wide range of flights between Europe and Canada
Present in Canada for the past 65 years, Air France-KLM will serve five Canadian destinations this summer, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, i.e. 72 weekly frequencies. In addition, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offer a connecting bus service with their flights from Montreal to the federal capital, Ottawa. Air France-KLM is developing its partnership with the Canadian airline WestJet, by offering new connecting opportunities in North America in addition to the new Paris-Vancouver and Amsterdam-Edmonton routes.
On all flights between Europe and North America, the Air France-KLM group operates the largest transatlantic joint venture with Delta and Alitalia. This is now the most advanced model of economic cooperation between airlines. It concerns the joint operations and the sharing of revenues and costs of more than 250 daily transatlantic flights operated by Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta and Alitalia. It represents almost 25% of total capacity between Europe and North America and generated revenues of 13 billion dollars in 2013. Between Europe and Canada, this joint venture consists of 78 weekly flights operated by Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the route between Rome and Toronto operated by Alitalia.