Panama, October 15, 2019 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce the arrival of Air France-KLM to its group of associate airlines; airlines with origin and headquarters outside the region that maintain operations to/from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Air France-KLM is a leading airline group in international traffic from Europe with 312 destinations in 116 countries, a fleet of 550 aircraft and 101.4 million passengers carried in 2018.
The group’s airlines make 2,300 daily flights and through its alliance with 19 SkyTeam members, access to a network of 14,500 daily flights to more than 1,150 destinations in 175 countries.
“For the winter season 2019-20, Air France-KLM Group offers 276 weekly flights to 28 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris-Orly. In addition, while 5 weekly flights connect Miami, Port-au-Prince and Pointe-à-Pitre, 10 others operate on the Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Cayenne route. For decades, our Group bridges people and businesses across the Atlantic. Part of our DNA, customer focus has been and will always be our absolute priority. I am convinced that our collaboration with ALTA will further enhance our ambition to bring people together in all parts of the world and contribute to the economic development,” commented Patrick Alexandre, Executive Commercial Vice President, Sales and Alliances Air France-KLM.
“It is a great satisfaction for me to welcome the Air France-KLM group, two of the most admired airlines in the world with an impressive track record. KLM, with headquarters in one of the most important hubs in the world, celebrates its 100 years of existence this 2019, and Air France its 86 years connecting France and the world with its impeccable service. Airlines that together connect Latin America and the Caribbean with the world, bring people together and transport cargo, generating well-being and supporting the economic and social development of the region. Its arrival to ALTA will strengthen our campaigns to increase the connectivity of the region, the development of infrastructure, the adoption of new and increasingly efficient technologies, and finally, to offer the region more options so that more and more people can use air transport. Without a doubt, the close interaction of Air France-KLM with our airlines and member companies will be of great benefit to the industry,” said ALTA Executive Director & CEO Luis Felipe de Oliveira.