Business Times : Saturday, February 09, 2013, 04.13 PM
The national airline of France, AirFrance, aims for an average 85 per
cent load factor for its newly introduced Kuala Lumpur-Paris route, in
the first year of operations commencing April 23.
Country Manager Malaysia Estee Ng said Malaysia is considered a top
destination for AirFrance, due to the strong French presence in the
"There are about 200 French companies in the country. In 2011,
about 110,000 French nationals travelled to Malaysia for tourism and
business purposes," she told reporters after announcing the new route
Ng said Malaysia was also chosen as the second destination in South
East Asia, after Singapore, due to its strong economic factors and
central location in the region.
She said the new route would also be synergised by the Kuala
Lumpur-Jakarta run, operated by sister company, KLM, for travelers from
France and Europe.
AirFrance will operate Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the Kuala
Lumpur-Paris sector, and the Malaysian capital will be the 15th
destination in Asia for AirFrance.
The airline will have three flights weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and
Sundays, with an all-in fare of RM3,572 for a standard economy
round-trip, and RM29,400 for business class.-- Bernama