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KLM expands Meet & Seat adding ten new destinations

Amstelveen, 2 March 2012 – Following the launch of the innovative Meet & Seat service on three pilot routes, today sees the introduction of ten new destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi.

KLM launched Meet & Seat on 3 February, making it the first airline to integrate social networking in its regular flight process. Passengers with a reservation can easily see who else will be on board via their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts.

Erik Varwijk, Managing Director KLM: “The new service was developed in cooperation with our customers. Following its success during the first month, we’re seeing a demand for the service on new routes. Meet & Seat is primarily used by business travellers for networking. The ten new destinations lend themselves perfectly for this.”

About Meet & Seat
Passengers can only see other Meet & Seat participants after linking their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles to their flight. What’s more, they can decide what personal information from their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts they wish to share with other passengers.

Passengers can choose their seat via Manage My Booking from 90 days until 48 hours before departure, and therefore easily make contact with fellow travellers.

Meet & Seat is already available on flights to and from San Francisco, New York and São Paulo. KLM will soon introduce even more intercontinental routes.

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