4-Mar-2010 10:00 AM

Air France-KLM Summer 2010 schedule capacity to fall 0.3%

Air France-KLM announced plans to reduce capacity (ASKs) by 0.3% under its upcoming Summer 2010 schedule. Capacity will be increased slightly (+0.8%) on the long-haul network, while medium-haul capacity will be reduced by 4.0%.

Air France Summer 2010 schedule highlights:

  • Capacity: -0.9%;
  • Long-haul capacity: +0.1% (without introduction of Premium Voyageur, capacity would have increased by 3.2%);
  • Medium haul capacity: +3.7%;
  • Domestic capacity: -2.2%.
  • Fleet:
    • Long-haul fleet (excluding B777s operating on Caribbean-Indian Ocean network and A380s in service) to be fitted with new ‘Premium Voyageur’ cabin, an intermediary class between Business and Economy;
    • Four more A380s to be introduced by end of Summer schedule, Tokyo to be next A380 destination
    • 16 aircraft to be retired from medium-haul fleet of Air France and its subsidiaries.
    • New, lighter seat offering more legroom be introduced on A319s, A320s and A321s covering short-haul network.
  • Network:
    • North America:
    • Latin America:
      • Santiago: Additional frequency to six per week, from Sep-2010;
      • Sao Paulo: Additional frequency to thirteenth per week from Sep-2010;
    • Caracas: Service down-gauged to smaller A330-200.
    • Asia Pacific:
      • Tokyo: A380 added to route: 27 weekly frequencies, including seven per week operated by Japan Airlines under codeshare.