Air France-KLM adding 53 new summer destinations

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Air France-KLM is increasing its offer in the new summer schedule by 3 percent, compared to last year's summer schedule. A record number of 53 destinations will be added, both European and long-haul destinations, the French-Dutch airline group announced on Monday, ANP reports.

The French-Dutch group is increasing its intercontinental destinations by 2 percent and short and mid-length flights by 2.7 percent. As in previous years, budget subsidiary Transavia is increasing its offer the most. The budget airline's capacity is increasing by 10 percent.

From Schiphol KLM will also fly to Cartagena in Colombia, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Minneapolis in the USA, Monrovia in Liberia, Tehran in Iran and Windhoek in Namibia under the new schedule. Air France is expanding its long-haul destinations to also include Accra in Ghana, Cancun in Mexico and Cape Town in South Africa. 

A total of 44 short- to mid-length destinations are added to the schedule. These include flights within Europe, plus flights to the Middle East and North Africa. KLM gets 10 of these flight and Air France and its regional subsidiary HOP gets 15. The rest goes to Transavia. 

Under the new schedule, KLM will now also fly from Schiphol to Cagliari and Catania in Italy, Dublin in Ireland, Milan-Malpensa in Italy, Gdansk in Poland, Graz in Austria, London City Airport in the UK, Malaga in Spain, POrto in Portgal and Split in Croatia. Transavia will fly from Schiphol to Almeria in Spain, Belgrade in Serbia, Helsinki in Finland and Tirana in Albania.