DALLAS – KLM Royal Dutch Airways’ (KL) community may have a complete of 163 locations at first of the winter schedule, together with 92 European and 71 intercontinental areas.
Nantes in France, Rovaniemi in Finland, Aarhus in Denmark, and Katowice in Poland are the brand new areas added to the winter community, whose schedule begins on October 28, 2022, and ends on March 25, 2023. Moreover, KLM will hold operating its summer-only flights to Austin (Texas) this winter.
With this winter route enlargement, KL will now present extra seats on flights to North America than it did in 2019.
Nantes, Aarhus, and Katowice have been included into KLM’s community. Aarhus, Katowice, and Nantes will all be served twice each day as of October 29, 2022. Rovaniemi (Finland), to which KLM will provide weekly service from 3 December by 25 March 2023, has been added to the European community.
KLM may also enhance the variety of flights it affords to Teeside, Humberside, Cardiff, Southampton (UK), and Graz (Austria). Lastly, each day service will probably be supplied for Break up, Croatia, and Naples, Italy. Though new this winter, the summer time schedule is sustained with these flights.
North American Community
This winter, KLM will present seats to 19 areas throughout North America (Canada, the US, and Mexico), 11% greater than in 2019.
This winter, KLM will function ten weekly flights to Los Angeles, a rise of three weekly flights from the earlier winter. The summer-launched service to Austin will proceed. Cancun, which was added as a winter vacation spot in 2021, will proceed to be served by KLM.
KLM’s new Premium Consolation Class will probably be out there for reservations this winter for quite a few areas within the US and Canada. Prospects will be capable to expertise KLM’s revolutionary service idea on this class, which mixes traits of each Financial system Class and World Enterprise Class, in a separate space of the plane with cozy seats and plenty of legroom.
Caribbean, Suriname Community
This winter, in comparison with 2019, there are greater than 20% extra seats out there to the Caribbean, particularly within the Netherlands Antilles. For example, KLM will function two flights every day over the Christmas vacation to Curaçao, at the very least ten instances per week. The biggest plane in KLM’s fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER, will probably be used to fly the each day flight to Aruba and Bonaire (seating 408).
This season, KLM will proceed to supply flights to Bridgetown (Barbados) and Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago), a lot because it did within the winter of 2021.
South American community
The variety of seats out there on flights to South America will enhance by 6% this winter in comparison with 2021. KLM will probably be working each day service to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Costa Rica will probably be served 4 instances per week.
KLM will function 5 flights per week to Paramaribo, additionally utilizing Boeing 777-300ER tools. KLM may also begin combining Buenos Aires (Argentina) with Santiago de Chile (Chile) once more.
Three further weekly flights from KLM will go to Cape City, South Africa. Prospects will now have the choice to pick “night time flights” along with the standard “day flight” thrice per week. Prospects will be capable to fly to Zanzibar along with Dar es Salaam this winter (each in Tanzania).
On flights to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, KLM’s new Premium Consolation Class will change into extra extensively out there for reserving. Within the close to future, KLM will start reconfiguring further long-haul plane, starting with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, to supply this new class.
On account of the truth that a number of Southeast Asian areas have reopened their doorways to worldwide vacationers, there can be a minimal of a 50% rise within the variety of seats out there to Asia in comparison with final 12 months.
This winter, continuous flights will as soon as once more be provided to and from Tokyo Narita. Nevertheless, as a result of Russian airspace stays closed, KLM flights proceed to be detoured.
This winter, flights to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), which proceed to Jakarta (Indonesia), will probably be carried out straight reasonably than through Singapore. Final summer time, KLM started flights to Bangalore, India. This winter, these flights will proceed.
In the meanwhile, there gained’t be many flights to China. This winter, KLM will function three weekly flights to Shanghai/Hangzhou with a layover in Seoul Incheon.
Featured picture: PH-BHF, KLM Royal Dutch Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner @KSLC. Photograph: Michael Rodeback/Airways