KLM has announced its winter schedule, spanning from Sunday, 29 October 2023 to Sunday, 31 March 2024.
This year’s schedule brings with it a host of updates and improvements, including the addition of Marseille to the network and a significant increase in seats to Canada.
Let’s delve into the full details of KLM’s winter schedule and what travelers can expect.
Marseille Joins the Network
One of the highlights of KLM’s winter schedule is the addition of Marseille to its European network. Starting from 29 October 2023, the picturesque French city will be served thrice daily.
This expansion not only offers more travel options but also opens up new opportunities for exploring the South of France during the winter months.
For those seeking a touch of winter magic, KLM continues to fly to Rovaniemi in Finland. This charming destination, known as the official hometown of Santa Claus, retains its appeal in the winter season.
Rennes: Daily Service
Rennes, another French gem, is set to receive daily service from KLM during the winter season.
While this route is new for the winter schedule, it builds upon the successful summer schedule, with a 7% increase in seating capacity compared to the previous winter.
KLM is stepping up its game in North America with a total of 19 destinations served, including Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Travelers to the U.S. can now enjoy a daily service to Washington, a notable increase from last winter.
Premium Comfort Class, offering comfortable seats and a private catering concept, will be available on most U.S. routes, ensuring a pleasant journey.
Canada enthusiasts, take note! KLM is offering over 20% more seats to Canada compared to the previous year.
With an average of eleven weekly flights to Toronto, four to Montreal, three to Edmonton, seven to Calgary, and four to Vancouver, KLM is making it easier than ever to explore the Great White North.
Caribbean and Suriname
For those dreaming of a Caribbean getaway, KLM has you covered. The airline will operate a daily service to Curaçao, with an impressive 11 weekly flights during the peak holiday season.
Aruba, in combination with Bonaire, will also enjoy daily service using Airbus A330-200 or A330-300 equipment.
St. Maarten will be combined with Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), offering travelers more options to explore the Caribbean.
KLM will maintain a daily service to several South American destinations, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Panama.
Buenos Aires (Argentina) will be combined with Santiago de Chile (Chile), providing seamless travel experiences. San José (Costa Rica) will be served four times a week, either directly or with a brief stopover, making it convenient for travelers.
KLM is committed to enhancing connectivity to Africa, offering daily services to two destinations in South Africa: Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Additionally, daily B777-300 flights to Nairobi and Accra will ensure that passengers have ample options.
Travelers looking to explore Tanzania will find five weekly flights to Kilimanjaro, along with two flights to Zanzibar in combination with Dar es Salaam.
Lagos (Nigeria) will be served six times a week, and Kigali (Rwanda) and Entebbe (Uganda) will also receive five weekly flights during this winter season.
Asia and the Middle East
In the Asian and Middle Eastern regions, KLM is adapting its routes to align with evolving travel trends. While some stopovers in cities like Seoul and Bangkok have been suspended, exciting updates await. Notable mentions include:
- Daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai (China).
- Increased frequency of direct flights to Hong Kong, now four times a week.
- Non-stop daily flights to Tokyo Narita (Japan), adding three extra flights compared to the previous year.
- Three times a week service to Osaka (Japan).
- Six times a week service to Seoul (South Korea).
- Daily flight to Bali with a stopover in Singapore.
- Five weekly flights to Jakarta (Indonesia) with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
- Daily flights to Bangkok (Thailand).
- Daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi (India), with an additional flight to Bengaluru.
- Daily flights to Dubai, with increased capacity to Riyadh and Dammam.
It’s important to note that KLM will no longer serve certain intercontinental destinations this winter, including Barbados, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Muscat.
The capacity released from these flights will be strategically deployed on other routes to enhance travel options.
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