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Wed, 3 February 2016

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Codeshare with Air Astana

Air Astana and two of Europes leading airlines, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement for flights between Astana and Paris operated by Air Astana.

Effective for flights from 11 March 2016, this three times a week service will carry the marketing code of both KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France.

This agreement enables passengers from across KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France worldwide networks to be able to purchase tickets and travel seamlessly to and from the Kazakh capital.

To facilitate this closer cooperation and expected growth in transfer traffic, the airlines have also executed baggage and passenger transfer agreements.

The operations of Air Astana flights at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport have also been transferred from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2a, effective 11 March 2016 for more convenient connections of passengers to the Air France KLM network.

Air Astana operates three flights a week between Astana and Paris, Charles de Gaulle on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using Boeing B757-200 aircraft configured with 16 Business Class, 12 Economy Sleeper Class and 108 Economy Class seats.

We are delighted to strengthen the cooperation with KLM and Air France as part of our bilateral partnership growth strategy. The Agreement adds the Kazakh capital to the KLM and Air France network and at the same time makes its easier for global travelers to fly with Air Astana to and from our home base using the Paris hub. We believe that Air France and KLM passengers will enjoy Air Astanas award winning 4 Star services. These first steps pave the way for a strong and long term cooperation between the three carriers, said Peter Foster OBE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Astana.

Guillaume Glass, General Manager Russia & CIS Air France KLM, said, The co-operation with Air Astana is another milestone in our unique global flight network to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This strategic step will deliver significant benefits to our business and provide our customers with exclusive travel opportunities. Plus we will strengthen our presence in Kazakhstan in the capital city, which will hold the Expo-2017.

See also: Pictures of Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan.

See other recent news regarding: Air France, KLM, Air Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan

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