KLM to boost KL flights
KLM has announced plans to add more flights to its Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur route.
From 29 October 2012, the Dutch airline will add three weekly flights to the Malaysian capital, taking its total frequency on the route to 10 weekly services. The extra flights will depart Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1235, arriving into Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 0720 the following day. The return services will depart KLIA at 0950 every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, getting back into Amsterdam at 1520.
From KL, KLM passengers will be able to connect to Malaysia Airlines’ flights to Australia, which KLM operates in a codeshare arrangement with the Malaysian national carrier, and Tom Reeves, Air France-KLM’s Regional Manager for Australia & New Zealand said the new flights would provide a boost to Australian travellers.
“By introducing additional flights, KLM will give Australian business and leisure travellers more opportunities to connect to our worldwide network,” said Reeves. “Flying with our codeshare partner Malaysia Airlines, passengers can travel from five major Australian cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth – to Kuala Lumpur, where they can connect with our onward flights.”
KLM operates either a Boeing 777-200 or a B747-400 aircraft between Amsterdam and KL.