KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has increased its flight capacity between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam with aims to boost tourism for both countries.
Starting today, KLM will operate 10 weekly flights at two different flight times. The three extra flights will be operated with KLM’s newly refurbished Boeing 777-200, which comprises of 34 World Business Class seats, 40 Economy Comfort seats and 242 Economy Class seats.
The new services are as follows:
KL812 Leaves Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) at 08:45 and arrives at Amsterdam-Airport-Schiphol at 15:30 the same day;
KL811 Leaves Amsterdam-Airport-Schiphol at 13:00, arrives at Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) at 07:10 the following day.
KLM’s current daily flight schedule between Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta remains unchanged.
KL810 Leaves Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) at 23:20 and arrives at Amsterdam-Airport-Schiphol at 06:00 the following day;
KL809 Leaves Amsterdam-Airport-Schiphol at 20:45, arrives at Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) at 14:45 the following day.
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), speaking at the launch at KLIA, said: “As one of the oldest airlines that has been flying into Kuala Lumpur, since KLM’s days in Subang Airport, I am sure the decision for additional frequencies is a validation of Kuala Lumpur’s position as a strong regional hub. This will further boost travel and tourism between Malaysia and the Netherlands.”
Also present at the launch was the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Malaysia, His Excellency Harry Molenaar, who said: “The additional KLM flights are an indication that mutual trade between our two countries is blooming and provides an opportunity to further intensify our business relationship.”
Mr Gijs van Popta, General Manager Air France KLM Central Southeast Asia, added: “Malaysia is one of our key markets in SEA and we look forward to welcoming more travellers from Malaysia onboard.”
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