Air France-KLM eyes return of direct flights between PH, Europe


Posted at Mar 18 2013 11:32 AM | Updated as of Mar 18 2013 07:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Foreign carrier Air France-KLM is planning to bring back its direct flights between the Philippines and Europe.

This comes after the government's removal of several taxes on foreign carriers.

Air France-KLM general manager for South China Sea Jurriaan Stelder says the airline is studying the resumption of the Manila-Amsterdam route that was cancelled last year.

Stelder, however, said this is not likely to happen this year as KLM is currently handling more than 300 flights per day.

The airline, which has been operating in the country for 60 years, halted the direct flights in March last year.

Air France-KLM was among the foreign carriers that had complained of undue taxation via the common carriers tax and gross Philippine billings tax. - ANC