MSC Cruises has extended a global agreement with Air France-KLM to expand its services available to its ‘Fly&Cruise’ customers.

The renewed agreement allows cruise holiday packages to be combined with flights from and to any airport served by Air France-KLM.

This is a three year extension of the line’s existing use of the airline which was initially focused on flights out of France and also extended to Cuba and the Caribbean.

Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted to further extend our partnership with Air France-KLM.

“As Fly&Cruise packages are ever more instrumental in providing an all-inclusive and consistent cruise experience, more of our guests can now benefit from Air France-KLM’s and our Company’s impeccable joint-service from the minute they leave their homes.”

The line hopes the flights operated by Air France, KLM and HOP! Air France will allow more international guests to choose an MSC Cruises holiday.

Patrick Alexandre, Air France-KLM executive vice president, commercial, sales and alliances, said: “Air France-KLM is proud to enhance its current cooperation with MSC Cruises.

“By partnering together, we will provide our mutual guests with a seamless and most enjoyable flight and cruise experience.

“This three year contract is a best-in-class example of what Air France-KLM wants to build with key partners: share the long term vision to grow together.”

MSC unveiled its ‘Fly&Cruise’ packages in 2012 with package bookings tripling in five years and with an expected growth of another 60% in the next two years.