Air France-KLM Group, one of the largest air carriers in the world on Monday said it will increase its frequency of scheduled flights to India from 20 per week in April to 30 per week in May 2022.
The statement comes as regular international flights to and from India resumed on Sunday after a two-year suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
It is worth noting that during the last 2 years only a limited number of international passenger flights under the bilateral air bubble arrangements have been operating between India and select countries, including France and the Netherlands.
Air France-KLM To Increase Flight Frequency
The Air France-KLM Group said on March 28, Air France will operate from four gateways — Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai — and KLM from Delhi and Mumbai.
“Following the resumption, Air France and KLM will progressively increase flight operations from India, starting with 20 weekly flights in April and expanding frequency to 30 weekly flights in May.” the statement further reads.
Jean-Noel Rault, Air France- KLM General Manager Indian Subcontinent, said;
“India is a strategic market for Air France and KLM, thanks to a strong VFR (visiting friends and relatives) segment and incoming tourism we anticipate a rapid recovery that should help the industry.”
“We will carefully monitor the market situation as we intend to reach our pre-pandemic activity over the summer of 2022,” Rault added.