September 25, 2017 / 1:05 PM / a year ago

Air France KLM to launch Brazil hub, sees signs of recovery

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Air France KLM SA has teamed up with peer Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA to launch a hub in Brazil’s northeastern region, as signs of a recovery in travel demand in the South American country are gradually materializing.

An aircraft of Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA is seen reflected in a building mirror as it departs from Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Air France KLM (AIRF.PA) and Gol (GOLL4.SA) said the new hub will be located in the city of Fortaleza, from where the French-Dutch giant carrier will operate five flights a week, executives said at an event in Sao Paulo on Monday.

Reporting by Alberto Alerigi Jr; Writing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal

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