Monday, May 15, 2017

After 16 years, KLM to return to Mumbai

KLM is resuming Amsterdam-Mumbai service after 16 years with a thrice weekly flight beginning from October 29.

KLM (part of the Air France-KLM group) will deploy a 294-seat Boeing 787-9 aircraft on the route and the new service will enable Air France-KLM to catch up with Lufthansa that is now the biggest European airline flying to India.

In a statement KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said with the addition of the new flight there would be 31 direct flights between India and the Netherlands each week. “KLM’s network presence in India has grown enormously since we began our strategic cooperation with Jet Airways,” he said.

Earlier this month, Elbers visited Mumbai and met Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal to explore further avenues for cooperation.
15/05/17 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard

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