KLM soon offering non-stop flights between Lima and Amsterdam


(official KLM press release – translated from Spanish by LIP-wb)

AMSTELVEEN, September 13, 2006 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating direct, non-stop flights between Amsterdam and Lima at the beginning of the European summer in 2007. From Sunday, March 25, 2007, KLM will offer a new direct, non-stop roundtrip service six times per week with modern Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts.

Currently KLM flies daily to Lima with a stopover in Bonaire, using MD-11 aircrafts . The new flight service will operate daily except on Mondays.

Direct flights KL 743/744 between Amsterdam and Lima will be 90 minutes shorter in each direction and will have greater passenger capacity compared to today.

This new flights will arrive at Schiphol Airport in the early evening, offering more connection options to Asia and other destinations.

“With this new itinerary for flights between Amsterdam and Lima we want to satisfy the demands of our customers who more and more require direct flights in as many routes as possible”, says Deputy CEO of KLM, Mr. Peter Hartman. “The introduction of Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts into the KLM fleet has allowed us to go in that direction which was not possible in the past. This investment by KLM also fits into the strategy of the Air France – KLM network and we see this as an opportunity to reinforce our position in the joint market in South America, now that economic conditions are favorable.”

More information on flight itineraries and travel conditions are available in www.klm.com.

For additional information:

KLM Public Relations, Bart Koster, +31 (0) 20649 45 45.
Photos of KLM: HTTP: // www.presslink.nl/klm/

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