KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to restore capacity to the level originally projected for last year for next summer. The Schiphol-based carrier, currently in negotiations for a tie-up with Air France cut back capacity substantially during the 2003/04 summer and winter schedules, in response to declining demand as a result of the SARS crisis. The airline will launch scheduled services to the new destinations Riga in Latvia and Kristiansand in Norway at the start of the 2004 summer schedule. KLM and Northwest Airlines will further extend their successful joint venture this summer, with additional KLM-operated services to Minneapolis and Houston. Flight frequencies are being altered on a number of routes. KLM will deploy its new Boeing 777-200 ERs on routes to New York JFK and San Francisco in the summer of 2004.