Air France/KLM adds summer 2020 flights between Canada & Europe

Air France and KLM have been the only European airlines providing continuous flights to Canada since March 2020—Air France serving Montreal and KLM serving Toronto.

Both airlines will continue increasing their operations in July and August. This will include added flights, a resumption of service between Toronto and Paris for Air France, and KLM flights from Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, for a total of 28 flights a week, or 37 per cent of the 75 weekly flights originally scheduled.

“Because we continued to fly between March and late June, we made it possible for businesses to continue to move cargo, and for travellers who met their country’s health and documentation requirements, we provided them with options to return home, attend to family emergencies, or even fulfill their professional or humanitarian duties,” said Vincent Etchebehere, general manager Air France KLM Canada. “With the European Union recently lifting some restrictions, the addition of new flights means more opportunities for Canadians to safely travel to France, the Netherlands and many other European countries.”

The Air France KLM Group has instituted the highest hygiene standards throughout its travel chain, both in-flight and on the ground: deep cleaning of the aircraft, including all contact surfaces—tray table, seat, armrests, screen, remote control, window, overhead compartments, washrooms; social distancing signs and markers; protective screens at service counters; contactless temperature measurement; back-to-front boarding; health material on board; adaptation of in-flight service to limit interaction between passengers and crew.

Cabins are equipped with HEPA filters that capture 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, and they are also sprayed with an approved virucidal product.

Masks are mandatory in airports and on the group’s flights.

‘Surgical’ masks are now required on Air France flights (May 31st decree).

KLM passengers have the option of flying with a universal mask.

It is recommended that passengers have at least 3 masks in their carry-on for transatlantic flights, one hand disinfectant gel (under 100 ml), and single-use tissues.

Amsterdam – Vancouver: July 7 – August 30, 2020: KL 681, departs AMS 3:20pm, arrives YVR 3:50pm

Vancouver – Amsterdam: July 8 – August 30, 2020: KL 682, departs YVR 1:25pm, arrives Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 7:45am next day

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