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Air France-KLM to Add Flights After Battling Summer Surge

  • Franco-Dutch airline will increase capacity to 90% 2019 levels
  • Carrier to pay 70 million euros in compensation to travellers
Air France-KLM was forced to dial back its ambitions to raise capacity in the ongoing peak summer months, but plans to do so in the last quarter of the year. 

Air France-KLM was forced to dial back its ambitions to raise capacity in the ongoing peak summer months, but plans to do so in the last quarter of the year. 

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Air France-KLM plans to raise capacity closer to 2019 levels by the end of the year, later than previously expected after battling soaring demand in the peak summer season.

The Franco-Dutch carrier will operate 80% to 85% of pre-pandemic flight volumes during the current period, a drop from the up to 90% forecast in May. It’s planning to reach that level in the last three months of 2022 instead.