KLM to resume London City service

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Courtesy: KLM.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume service to London City Airport after an absence of almost eight years. KLM will begin with daily service and, in the weeks thereafter, increase frequency to four daily flights on weekdays and one to two flights a day on weekends.

London City is KLM’s 17th destination in the United Kingdom served directly from Amsterdam. The launch of service to London City confirms the importance of the United Kingdom within the KLM network.

Once again, KLM is strengthening its European network by flying independently to London City. From now on, passengers on this route can enjoy all the advantages of KLM services and digital products. And the flight schedule is extremely attractive for business travelers – Boet Kreiken – Managing Director KLM Cityhopper.

The flights will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using Embraer 190 equipment, which can carry up to 100 passengers. In addition to this service, KLM also offers its passengers various flights to London City in cooperation with CityJet, also from Rotterdam.

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KLM launches service to Dublin today

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Courtesy: KLM.

Starting today (November, 2nd 2016), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is starting service to Dublin, Ireland per February 2017. Today saw the first official flight. The flight received a festive welcome at Dublin Airport. And the aircraft flew Dutch and Irish colors from the cockpit.

We are proud to be flying to Ireland’s beautiful capital in KLM Cityhopper’s Embraer 190.The addition of Dublin to KLM’s route network is yet another endorsement of continuous investment to best serve the market. Ireland is experiencing a blossoming economy and strong growth in the tourist sector. Besides the Dublin-Amsterdam route, the direct KLM connection offers access to KLM’s European and intercontinental network – and all at attractive prices, and featuring an excellent flight schedule – Boet Kreiken – Managing Director KLM Cityhopper.

Flight schedule

Daily flights to Dublin during the 2016 winter schedule will use an Embraer 190 which seats 100 passengers. Flight KL935 from Amsterdam to Dublin departs at 12.10 PM and arrives at 12.50 PM local time. The return flight, KL936, departs from Dublin at 13.20 and arrives at Schiphol at 15.55. Flight KL939 from Amsterdam will depart at 21.20 and arrive in Dublin at 22.00, local time. Flight KL932 from Dublin will depart at 05.55 and arrive in Amsterdam at 08.30, local time. Starting 26 March, KLM will increase its frequency to Dublin from twice to four times a day.

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KLM adds more flights to Buenos Aires

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Courtesy: KLM.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will increase the number of flights between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires to five a week. These flights also proceed from the Argentinian capital to Santiago de Chile, which means KLM has also increased its Buenos Aires to Santiago service with one extra weekly flight.

The new flight to Buenos Aires, which will be operated from 31 October, departs from Amsterdam on Mondays, returning to Amsterdam from Buenos Aires on Tuesdays. With five weekly direct services between the two capitals, KLM increases its seat capacity in both directions by 25%.

I am very pleased that we can celebrate 70 years of service between Buenos Aires and Amsterdam with an increase in flight frequency, expanding our presence and investment in the Argentinian market. In addition, KLM has gained permission, thanks to successful negotiations between the Argentinian and Dutch governments, to begin operating daily service in the near future. This will ensure even more options for KLM passengers travelling between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, as well as those travelling via Amsterdam to other parts of the world – KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers.

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KLM launching service to Minneapolis – St. Paul

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Courtesy: KLM.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is adding another international destination to its network. From 27 March, 2017, KLM will operate three roundtrips a week to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The new KLM service comes in addition to the three daily flights between Amsterdam and Minneapolis-St. Paul currently operated by Delta Air Lines, Air France KLM’s transatlantic joint-venture partner.

KLM is keeping up the pace of its network expansion. This new destination not only provides travellers to Minneapolis with more options, KLM’s codesharing agreement with Delta Air Lines also means that KLM can offer its customers connections to more than 60 North American destinations. This further emphasises the strength of the North Atlantic joint venture between Air France, KLM, Alitalia, and Delta Air Lines – KLM President & CEO, Pieter Elbers.

Flight schedule Amsterdam – Minneapolis-St. Paul 
The KLM flights will depart Amsterdam at 09:35 hrs CET and arrive in Minneapolis-St. Paul at 11:20 hrs (local time). The return flight will depart at 14:50 hrs local time and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 05:50 hrs CET. The flights will be operated using an Airbus 330-200 with 18 World Business Class seats, 35 Economy Comfort seats and 214 seats in Economy Class.

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Air France-KLM signs a partnership agreement with Gogo to equip its long-haul fleet with WiFi

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Courtesy: Air France – KLM.

On 29 September 2016, Air France-KLM signed a partnership agreement with Gogo, a world leader in broadband Internet provision and entertainment in the airline industry, to offer its customers connectivity services on board its long-haul flights.

68 Air France Boeing 777 and 15 Airbus A330 as well as 29 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777 and 12 Airbus A330 will be equipped with WiFi on board starting from end 2017, a total of 124 long-haul aircraft.

With this new joint Air France and KLM agreement, the Group’s passengers will benefit from WiFi during their trip by staying connected around the world with their family, friends or business partners, on their smartphone, laptop or tablet. On the in-house Air France-KLM designed onboard portal a freely accessible environment is available where customers can find relevant information about their flight, arrange travel details and find entertainment beyond the state of the art seat-back inflight entertainment systems.

The 2Ku product from Gogo offers a future-proof platform based on the latest antenna technology, bringing flexibility to adapt to growing demands from our customers.

We want to offer our customers the best possible solution to stay connected. By installing the latest WiFi technology on board on more than 120 aircraft in our long-haul fleet, we are once again illustrating our ability to innovate and provide all our passengers with the best possible experience – Michel Pozas Lucic, Vice President Customer Innovation and Care at Air France-KLM.

Boeing 787 already equipped with WiFi
On Air France-KLM’s long-haul fleet, passengers already enjoy WiFi on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with currently 8 aircraft operated by KLM and the first aircraft operated by Air France as from 9 January next year. The Group’s Boeing 787, which offer WiFi on board, are equipped by Panasonic Avionics, and offer the same portal and products as planned on the rest of the long-haul fleet.

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KLM welcomes 8th Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Courtesy: KLM.

KLM’s 8th Boeing 787 Dreamliner – named “Lavender” – touched down at Schiphol earlier today. The aircraft bearing registration PH-BHI was welcomed from Seattle at 08:00 hours last Saturday.

The lavender plant’s purple flowers are borne in whorls held on spikes rising above the foliage. The plant is grown mainly for the extraction of essential oil used as fragrances for cosmetics, including soap and perfume.

All of KLM’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners are named after flowers or flowering plants such as the Sunflower, Carnation, Bougainvillea, Dahlia, Hibiscus, Mimosa and Jasmine. KLM’s 9th new Dreamliner is expected to arrive in July 2017.

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