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Business Traveller (India) - - UPFRONT -

AIR FRANCE is to ex­pand its Paris CDG-San José route. It will op­er­ate a total of three weekly fre­quen­cies to the Costa Ri­can cap­i­tal this winter, with flights de­part­ing on Mon­day, Thurs­day and Satur­day. Then from April next year the route will move to a year-round ser­vice for the first time. Dur­ing the 2018 sum­mer sea­son the car­rier will of­fer a twice-weekly fre­quency, with flights de­part­ing on Wed­nes­day and Sun­day. Air France cus­tomers also have the op­tion of fly­ing to San José via Panama City, with the Panama-San Jose leg of the jour­ney op­er­ated by codeshare part­ner Copa Air Lines. ANA’S se­lect flights on the Hong Kong to Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita, Osaka and Nagoya routes will have new in-flight menus de­signed by chefs from the Kowloon and Is­land Shangri-La hotels in Hong Kong. In Septem­ber, a menu de­signed solely by Sum­mer Palace (Is­land Shangri-La) will be avail­able, fol­lowed by one cre­ated by Shang Palace (Kowloon Shangri-La) through­out Novem­ber. KLM has launched a new map of Am­s­ter­dam Schiphol, to help trav­ellers lo­cate fa­cil­i­ties within the air­port. The map is avail­able via the car­rier’s Ap­ple mo­bile app (as well as on KLM’s Mes­sen­ger, Twit­ter and WeChat ser­vices). It shows the user’s lo­ca­tion as a dot on the floor plan, help­ing them to lo­cate nearby fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing check-in desks, gates, lounges and trans­fer desks, as well as other air­port fa­cil­i­ties such as toi­lets, workspaces and med­i­ta­tion ar­eas.

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