Air France and Air Austral have signed a codeshare agreement allowing customers to travel between Europe and the Indian Ocean via Paris-Charles de Gaulle and St Denis de la Reunion. This partnership is in addition to the previous Interline agreement signed in April 2014 between Air France and Air Austral, and increases the choice of destinations between the Indian Ocean and Europe.
From 15 December 2014, Air France will offer customers two new destinations in the Indian Ocean via Saint Denis de la Reunion – Dzaoudzi in Mayotte, and Moroni in the Comoros.
Air Austral will also offer customers 40 European destinations via Paris-Charles de Gaulle on codeshare flights operated by Air France. Other destinations in Europe and the Indian Ocean will be added in the coming months.
On these codeshare routes, customers will benefit from a single fare and a single ticket for their journey. They can also check in with their baggage from their departure airport to their final destination. What’s more, members of the Flying Blue loyalty programs for Air France and Capricorne for Air Austral will now have the opportunity to earn miles or points on all codeshare flights.
Zoran Jelkic, EVP Caribbean Indian Ocean Latin America at Air France-KLM said: “Air France welcomes this partnership, which will offer customers new travel opportunities in the Indian Ocean. This agreement confirms our commitment to expand our offering and strengthen our partnerships in the region.”
Jean-Marc Grazzini, SVP Sales at Air Austral said: “Air Austral is pleased about this partnership, which provides new travel opportunities between Europe and the Indian Ocean via our hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and La Reunion Roland Garros Airport. It reflects our desire to further strengthen our offering and contribute to promoting Reunion Island. ”