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KLM and Qantas sign code-sharing agreement

2018-10-10 18:33 1563

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Qantas, Australia's national carrier, have signed a code-sharing agreement, allowing both airlines to expand their networks substantially. For KLM passengers, this means they can fly from anywhere in the world, on a single ticket, with full baggage transfers, via Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.

KLM and Qantas sign code-sharing agreement
KLM and Qantas sign code-sharing agreement

The code-share begins on 31 October 2018. KLM will attach its flightnumber to daily flights between Singapore and the four key Australian destinations listed above. Qantas will attach its QF code to KLM flights between Amsterdam and Singapore.

KLM President and CEO, Pieter Elbers: "We are very pleased with this new code-sharing agreement with Qantas. Australia is an important destination for business and leisure travellers, which is why Qantas is such an important partner. This also allows us to develop our presence in this beautiful part of the world."

Qantas International CEO, Alison Webster: "This code-share provides customers with more choice of how they travel between Australia and Europe. It offers our customers another option to get to Amsterdam via our Singapore hub with more opportunities to earn status credits and Qantas Points. As two national carriers, each with a proud history of flying for nearly 100 years, Qantas and KLM are pleased to offer our customers more seamless experiences every time they fly."

About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

For 99 years, KLM has been a pioneer in the airline industry and is the oldest airline to still be operating under its original name. KLM aims to be the most customer-focused, innovative and efficient airline in Europe, offering reliable service and top-quality products.

KLM carried a record 32.7 million passengers in 2017, offering its passengers direct flights to 165 destinations with a modern fleet of more than 160 aircraft. The airline employs a workforce of more 32,000 people worldwide. The KLM Group as a whole transported more than 41 million passengers in 2017. In addition to KLM, the KLM Group includes KLM Cityhopper, Transavia and Martinair. The KLM network connects the Netherlands with all of the world's key economic regions and is a powerful engine driving the Netherlands' economy.

Air France--KLM Group  

Since the merger in 2004, KLM has been part of the Air France--KLM Group. This merger gave rise to one of Europe's leading airline groups, with two strong brands operating out of two major hubs: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle.  The group focuses of three key activities: passenger and cargo transport, and aircraft maintenance. Together, the two airlines carry almost 100 million passengers a year.

KLM is also a member of the global SkyTeam Alliance, which has 20 member airlines and a joint network of 1074 destinations in 177 countries.

For more information about KLM, please visit KLM.com, KLM Newsroom, Facebook, Twitter and the KLM Blog.

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Source: KLM
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