KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Romanian flag
carrier TAROM are to begin codesharing from 1 of June 2009.
The codeshare agreement applies to
connecting flights between Amsterdam and Bucharest and vice versa.
Following a five-year absence, TAROM will
commence a daily service between Bucharest and Amsterdam on 6 June
2009. Added to the thrice-daily service already operated by KLM,
this will bring the total number of flights to four a day.
KLM – under a KLM flight number – will
subsequently market TAROM domestic flights between Bucharest and
Iasi, Timisoara, Cluj, and Sibiu.
KLM’s Executive Vice President
Commercial, Erik Varwijk, said, “Our passengers will have more
opportunities to travel between Romania and the rest of the world.
Members of the frequent flyer programme Flying Blue will also be
able to save miles on TAROM flights that are sold under a KLM
flight number. The cooperation with KLM will enable TAROM
customers to make optimum use of the Amsterdam hub and KLM’s
TAROM CEO, Ruxandra Brutaru, added, “This
codeshare agreement is a step forward for TAROM’s integration in
the global Alliance SkyTeam.”
TAROM will join the SkyTeam Alliance
as an associate member at the beginning of 2010. KLM has been a
full member of the alliance since 2004.
At the present time, TAROM operates 34
international destinations in 20 countries, within
Europe, North America and the Middle East and 11
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