Air France-KLMGroup is citing high gas prices and the shaky global economy as factors in the lack of expansion of its overall summer service, set to begin March 25. Air France is reducing seat capacity to North America by 6.5%, suspending service to Seattle and Newark from the beginning of the summer season and trimming seat capacity while maintaining the number of frequencies to Miami. On the plus side, Air France will offer a new daily service by Airbus A380 to Los Angeles starting May 28.

KLM will benefit from partner Delta Air Lines’ four-times-a-day service from Atlanta’s new international terminal to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, set to commence in June.

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