Air France Launches Its Paris- Kuala Lumpur Route
25 April 2013
Sepang, 25 April 2013 - Starting today, Air France will serve Paris by three weekly flights on departure from Kuala Lumpur. With the new service, Air France now serves 15 destinations in eight Asian countries.
These flights will complement KLM's 14 weekly frequencies to the Malaysian capital, which seven of them are operated by KLM codeshare partner Malaysia Airlines. Air France-KLM operates over 200 weekly flights connecting Europe to Asia via the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs.
"The strong bilateral relations between Malaysia and France, complemented by the growing economic development, as well as its attractiveness as a tourist destination, make it a very good proposition for Air France-KLM to use Kuala Lumpuras a location to increase our presence in South East Asia. Customers wishing to travel to Indonesia from Europe will also benefit from connecting opportunities to Jakarta offered by KLM," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France, Alexandre de Juniac, upon his arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Dato' Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager of Operations Services Malaysia Airports expressed his delight in welcoming Air France to KLIA, "This is a momentous occasion for Malaysia Airports. Air France presence will have a significant effect on KLIA's status as the preferred hub in this region. I am confident the direct connections to Paris will receive good response and high demand due to the popularity of the capital city of France as a tourist destination. Malaysia Airports wishes Air France all the success for their operations in Kuala Lumpur."
Air France will operate three weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (France), with the inaugural flight landing in KLIA today.
This destination will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft with a total capacity of 246 seats, equipped with 4 seats in La Première, 48 seats in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 170 seats in Economy.
In order to offer customers increased comfort on its routes, the French flag carrier will be operating night flights from and to Kuala Lumpur.