Air France-KLM claims in a press release that they have the largest market share (20 %) of all European airlines on routes to Latin America. But is their market share indeed larger than Iberia, that is known for its specialisation on this market? Anyone with reliable information about market shares?
Air France-KLM: Europe's Leading Airline in Latin America with nearly a 20% market share
Air France-KLM is the leading European carrier to and from Latin America, especially for premium passengers, with 180 weekly frequencies including 11 exclusive Latin American destinations. With a capacity of nearly 44,000 seats per week both ways, the Group has close to a 20% market share, far ahead of its competition.
The Air France-KLM merger has enabled two combined networks to be organized around two of Europe's most efficient hubs namely Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, thus providing customers with an enhanced choice of destinations and flight times.
To Caracas, Air France and KLM have coordinated their flight schedules
with a daily service on departure from Paris-CDG
operated in A340s. On flights to Sao Paulo, and to Lima, KLM has increased flight frequencies from five to six a week.
Starting on 1 November on flights to Rio, Air France will be operating a Boeing 747-400 instead of an Airbus A340, thus increasing available capacity to this destination by more than 60%, for a total of more than 780 seats per day (and over 5,500 passengers per week). Today Air France has also singled out Rio for the launch of its new private lounge for first class passengers travelling in 'l'Espace Première' and business travellers in 'l'Espace Affaires' and also those passengers from equivalent cabin classes with SkyTeam member airlines.
This is the first lounge to be doted with Air France's new travel concept for the customers' benefit. Fitted with wi-fi (wireless broadband internet connexion), it has seating for 66 passengers and represents a 460,000 euro investment.
These innovations underscore the confidence Air France-KLM has in
Latin American operations.