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Air France-KLM And SAS Join Forces with New Codeshare Agreement , Expanding European Routes – Travel And Tour World

Chetan Deb

Thursday, July 11, 2024

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Air France-KLM and SAS have announced new codeshare and interline agreements, which will include reciprocal loyalty program benefits. These agreements will take effect on September 1, 2024, coinciding with SAS joining the SkyTeam alliance, where Air France-KLM is a founding member.

The codeshare agreement will cover numerous European destinations. Air France and KLM customers will gain access to 33 destinations in Northern Europe through SAS’s hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm. Similarly, SAS customers will have access to 33 European destinations via Air France and KLM’s hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol airports. Plans to include intercontinental destinations in the agreement are also in progress.

The interline agreement will encompass the European networks of Air France, KLM, and SAS, offering customers more travel options.

Members of Flying Blue and EuroBonus, the loyalty programs of Air France-KLM and SAS respectively, will be able to earn and redeem Miles/Points on all flights starting September 1, 2024. Eligible EuroBonus members will also enjoy SkyTeam services and benefits, including SkyPriority and lounge access.

“These agreements mark an important step towards a close commercial cooperation between Air France, KLM and SAS,” said Angus Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Air France-KLM. “By connecting our networks and hubs, our customers will benefit from a broad range of European destinations and high-quality services. We look forward to further developing this relationship and to strengthening our position in the Scandinavian region.”

“We are proud to launch codeshare flights with our future SkyTeam partner Air France-KLM today, enhancing our connectivity and offering greater benefits to our loyal customers. The collaboration with Air France-KLM holds great opportunities. It will not only attract new passengers to SAS, but also elevate the SAS’ global visibility and connectivity. We are looking forward to a successful, long-standing collaboration together”, said Paul Verhagen, Chief Commercial Officer at SAS.

Air France and KLM operate up to 200 weekly flights connecting their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol with SAS’s hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.

SAS currently operates up to 44 weekly flights from Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and 65 weekly flights to Amsterdam Schiphol.

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