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Traffic figures up for Air France

France's biggest airline is continuing to see success, particularly with passenger traffic to countries in Asia.

France’s biggest airline is continuing to see success, particularly with passenger traffic to countries in Asia.

Air FranceKLM has released figures showing that across the board, traffic rose 3.2 per cent in March on the same month last year, while passenger numbers were up 0.2 per cent at 6.3 million.

Asian countries proved particularly popular, with the carrier reporting that its Asia network’s traffic grew 6.9 per cent year-on-year.

Meanwhile, passengers travelling with Air France on its new route from London Heathrow to Los Angeles will be able to keep up with current affairs while they travel. The airline says it has teamed up with the BBC to offer customers daily news bulletins at 30,000 feet.

Air-France’s new transatlantic flight from the UK capital is its first under the new Open Skies agreement, which looks set to improve competition and offer more choice to passengers.

Those jetting off to US destinations have already reaped some benefits from the weak dollar, which has seen a rise in travel from Europe to the States.

Werner Claasen, a United Airlines spokesman in Frankfurt, told the DPA news service that Delta Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Berlin and KLM/Northwest have all seen ticket sales to the US increase in recent months.

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