KLM still betting on Portugal

By TPN/Lusa, in Business · 01-11-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments
KLM still betting on Portugal

Dutch airline KLM said that it continues to “bet strongly” on the Portuguese market and hopes to consolidate the strong passenger growth of 23 percent observed in 2018.

“After strong growth, we now expect to consolidate our activity in Portugal,” said Air France-KLM’s general manager for Portugal and Spain, Boris Darceaux, estimating that the company will remain strong in the country, where it has been present for almost 80 years.
The airline carried 410,000 passengers in 2018.


Darceaux said the company expects a marginal growth in its capacity, between 0 and 5 percent, this year and next, since it believes that the period will be of consolidation of the activity.


Darceaux was speaking at an event in Lisbon to mark the airline’s 100th anniversary and under the motto of innovation and competitiveness, where he highlighted that in recent years it has increased its offer by 56 percent in the country.


According to Air France-KLM’s sales director for Portugal, Miguel Mota, the airline currently operates 335 flights a week, in partnership with Transavia and Delta.


In 2020, Faro will also integrate Air France’s routes with a connection to Paris.


The flights to and from Faro will be operated on Airbus A320 with 174 seats on Saturdays, starting 4 April 2020.



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