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KLM Announces Six New Intercontinental Services

KLM has announced a significant expansion of its winter intercontinental schedule, introducing six new routes commencing between Oct. 31 and March 26, 2022. The new services are in line with KLM’s strategy of expanding its network to where recovery will be fast and will offer customers the broadest possible choice of destinations.

The new destinations include Mombasa, Kenya; Orlando; Cancun; Bridgetown, Barbados; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Phuket, Thailand. Flights to Mombasa will be combined with those to Nairobi on the return journey to Amsterdam. Orlando and Miami will be combined in the same system. In addition, Phuket will be served both to and from Amsterdam via Kuala Lumpur. Bridgetown and Port of Spain will also be combined while Cancun will be served via a non-stop flight.

The Kenyan coastal destination of Mombasa will be served twice weekly and operated with the Boeing 787-9 jetliner. The same aircraft model will be used to operate flights to Orlando in Florida operating four times weekly and to the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, which will operate three times weekly.

KLM, however, will utilize its Airbus A330 jetliner to fly customers to Bridgetown, operating three times weekly, and to Port of Spain, operating three times weekly as well. The Thai island of Phuket will be served with four flights per week and will see service from one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300 jetliners.

“For KLM, this represents the next, significant step towards rebuilding its network for the benefit of our customers. As many as 99 destinations in Europe will be served during summer and, with this latest expansion, KLM’s intercontinental network will also be significantly strengthened for winter,” said KLM CEO Pieter Elbers in a statment.

Network Strategy

KLM is doing everything possible to maintain its network of destinations, carrying cargo and enabling passengers to travel when necessary and abiding by the rules and regulations prescribed by both the local authorities and the Dutch government, to uphold effective and proportionate measures tailored to the Covid-19 situation in the Netherlands and abroad.

With this strategy, the goal is to enable  KLM to completely rebuild its network and offer customers the greatest possible choice of destinations while still garnering the necessary traffic, likely leading to the airline’s focus on leisure destinations.

The flight schedule will be as follows:

Flight number From/to Days of the week Departure time Arrival time

Mombasa

KL0563 Amsterdam-Mombasa Thurs/Sun 10:10 20:50
KL0563 Mombasa-Nairobi Thurs/Sun 21:40 22:50
KL0563 Nairobi-Amsterdam Thurs/Sun 23:59 06:25*

Orlando

KL0625 Amsterdam-Orlando Mon/Sat 11:15 15:00
KL0625 Orlando-Miami Mon/Sat 16:45 17:50
KL0625 Miami-Amsterdam Mon/Sat 18:50 09:15*
KL0629 Amsterdam-Miami Thurs/Fri 10:40 14:40
KL0629 Miami-Orlando Thurs/Fri 16:30 17:35
KL0629 Orlando-Amsterdam Thurs/Fri 18:35 08:40*

Cancun

KL0689 Amsterdam-Cancun Tue/Thurs/Sat 10:40 15:40
KL0690 Cancun-Amsterdam Tue/Thurs/Sat 17:40 08:50*

Bridgetown and Port of Spain

KL0781 Amsterdam-Bridgetown Mon/Thurs/Sat 12:25 16:45
KL0781 Bridgetown-Port of Spain Mon/Thurs/Sat 17:50 19:00
KL0781 Port of Spain-Amsterdam Mon/Thurs/Sat 20:35 10:30*

Phuket

KL0801 Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 20:50 15:45*
KL0801 Kuala Lumpur-Phuket Tue/Thurs/Sat/Sun 17:05 17:35
KL0802 Phuket-Kuala Lumpur Tue/Thurs/Sat/Sun 20:00 22:30
KL0802 Kuala Lumpur-Amsterdam Tue/Thurs/Sat/Sun 23:50 05:55

Author

  • Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Victor’s love for aviation goes way back to when he was 11-years-old. Living close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he developed a love for planes and he even recalls aspiring to be a future airline executive for Kenya Airways. He also has a passion in the arts and loves writing and had his own aviation blog prior to joining AirlineGeeks. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at DeKUT and aspiring to make a career in a more aviation-related course.

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