In the 2016 summer season, KLM expands its operational network. See routes operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner!
At the end of this month, commercial aviation moves to the summer season 2016 (27 March - 29 October). For KLM, this brings new routes, more flights and fleet optimization. In the summer season 2016, KLM expands its network by consolidating its position in the major markets and announcing new regular services in Europe.
At the same time, the Dutch air carrier adjusts operational capabilities to suit demand and modernizes the long-courier fleet. By the end of 2016, 75% of the long-haul fleet will receive the new World Business class.
Also from the 2016 summer season, the aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner KLM will fly to destinations such as: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Cairo, Cape Town, San Francisco, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Osaka, Delhi, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Chengdu, and Shanghai.
KLM opens 7 new routes in EUROPE
And now let's take them one at a time. Let's start with Europe. In the 2016 summer season, KLM will launch 7 new routes: Southampton (England), Inverness (Scotland), Dresden (Germany), Genoa (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Alicante (Spain) and Ibiza (Spain). The new routes will be operated daily, except for Southampton (2 daily flights). The Amsterdam - Ibiza route will be honored only in the summer season, in addition to the Transavia operations, which will fly to Ibiza from Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam.
In addition to the new routes, KLM will double the number of flights to Krakow, offering 14 weekly flights. KLM will also increase frequencies to Prague, Berlin, Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford, Aalborg, Budapest and Luxembourg. The 2016 summer season also brings flights to Cologne, Germany.
More flights to destinations in North America, Central America, Africa and Asia
On the long-haul flight network, KLM will supplement services to the United States with a new flight to Salt Lake City. Also from S16, KLM offers up to 14 weekly flights on the Amsterdam - Los Angeles route.
From March 27, Air France - KLM will also increase the frequency of flights to Panama, offering 13 weekly flights operated from the two European hubs. Also from the 2016 summer season, KLM will increase the frequency of flights to Havana, offering 5 per week. They will also be operated with larger capacity aircraft, such as the Airbus A330-300. The number of tourists to Cuba is increasing.
And on routes to Africa, KLM makes adjustments to routes and frequencies. It offers several flights to Luanda and Cape Town, but also on Kilimanjaro / Dar-El-Salaam and Kigali / Entebbe routes.
To the Middle East, KLM changes routes. From the 2016 summer season, it will operate daily flights on the Amsterdam - Abu Dhabi-Muscat route (previously operating to Abu Dhabi-Bahrain) and 5 weekly flights on the Amsterdam - Doha-Bahrain route (previously operating to Doha-Muscat).