Air France-KLM is pursuing its development strategy in Brazil and will simultaneously link Fortaleza to its two main hubs at Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle as from May 2018.
These new routes will be operated respectively by KLM with 3 weekly flights and Joon with 2 weekly flights.
Air France-KLM and its partner GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes will launch a third hub in Brazil with the new flights to Fortaleza operated by KLM and Joon, a destination also served by GOL to and from cities in the North and North East of Brazil such as Belém, Manaus, Natal, Recife and Salvador. This will also enable customers of both airlines to benefit from easier connections, seamless service and a wider choice of medium and long-haul destinations. With this new network, customers will also benefit from single check-in throughout their trip and a guaranteed baggage tracking service.
“By launching flights to Fortaleza, operated by two of the group’s airlines, we are once again confirming our position as a leader in the local market. This new transatlantic offer, a meeting point between South America and Europe, makes Fortaleza a strategic hub that will make our customers’ trips easier and greatly increase their connecting opportunities in the region”, said Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.” This project has been made possible thanks to the strength of our partnership with GOL. Its network will provide our customers with a wider choice of destinations to and from North and North-East Brazil”, he added.
Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of KLM added:
“Brazil is an important focus market for KLM. The addition of Fortaleza to our network, KLM’s third Brazilian destination, opens up new air routes between major cities in the north and northeast of Brazil. KLM’s partnership with the Brazilian airline GOL creates a new strategic hub, which firmly links Amsterdam and South America. Fortaleza fits perfectly into our network strategy and is a welcome addition to the South American destinations we are able to offer our customers”…Fuente: http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/europe/air-france-klm-adds-fortaleza-route-network/