29 MAY 2017
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A direct service between Amsterdam and India’s largest city, Mumbai, is being launched on 29 October by KLM as part of an expansion in the region following the airline’s beginning a strategic co-operation with Jet Airways.
KLM president and CEO Pieter Elbers said: “Our network presence in India has grown enormously since we began our partnership and introducing a direct service means we can now offer even better access to 48 destinations across the country.
“This latest addition will bring the total number of direct flights between the Netherlands and India next winter to 31 flights a week. This will be a great stimulus for ties between the two countries.”
KLM will operate three weekly flights to Mumbai, on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, using the latest addition to its fleet, the Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner, with 30 seats in World Business Class seats, 45 in Economy Comfort and 219 in Economy.
Mumbai Airport is Jet Airways’ hub, which KLM says means the new flights will makes it easier for passengers to book a wide range of connecting flights to India’s major cities and business centres.
Jet Airways has also recently announced it is to start daily flights between Bangalore and Amsterdam.
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