Friday, 8 November 2019

KLM launches direct flight operations from Bengaluru to Amsterdam

KLM launches direct flight operations from Bengaluru to Amsterdam
Launches flight operations from Bengaluru to Amsterdam thrice a week

KLM launched Bengaluru - Amsterdam a thrice-weekly direct service starting 31st October 2019 , opening more opportunities for travel from India by offering easy connectivity to over 160 destinations around the world via the convenient hub of Amsterdam Schiphol.  

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jean – Noel Rault, General Manager, Air France – KLM, Indian Sub-Continent said,

India is an essential priority market for Air France – KLM. The launch of our direct flights between Bengaluru and Amsterdam emphasizes the group’s commitment to India. Bengaluru is India’s Silicon Valley and one of the world’s most dynamic city. It was then a natural choice as our 3rd KLM Indian Gateway to connect India to the world via Amsterdam Operated with a Dream liner, our most modern aircraft, We are committed to provide our Indian customers with our best in class services.  Such developments, are strengthening our Indian footprint and our global network”

Adding to it, Mr. Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport said, “We are pleased to welcome the flag carrier of Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Bengaluru. The thrice-weekly direct service to Amsterdam, further enhances Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru’s reputation as the gateway to a new India. We will continue to work with our airline partners to offer passengers attractive routes that connect Bengaluru to the world.”

Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate on this route featuring 30 seats in World Business Class, 48 seats in Economy Comfort and 216 seats in Economy Class.

Flight schedule:
Flight number
Departure Time
Arrival Time
KL 880
02:40 hrs
08:25 hrs
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
KL 879
11:10 hrs
00:50 hrs +1
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

The convenient schedule between Bengaluru and Amsterdam, 3 times per week allows very good connections with Europe and North & South America. Connecting India with the world, and the world with India!

Over the years with various initiatives, KLM has developed as a pioneer in sustainability within the airline industry. KLM is committed to take a leading role in creating a more sustainable future for aviation and actively working towards reducing the C02 emissions and the impact on environment.
In September 2019, Air France – KLM was back at the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This is the 15th consecutive year that Air France-KLM has been in the top three of the DJSI.

KLM is the first airline in the world to recycle PET bottles to make tools for repairing and maintaining its aircraft. Empty bottles are collected at the end of every flight and transformed into filament, the material used in 3D printers. This process means an empty water bottle can end up as part of a 3D-printed piece of equipment that saves Engineering & Maintenance time and money.

Additional capacity between India and Europe by Air France-KLM

This winter alongside the increased capacity & frequencies of KLM, Air France will also increase capacity and will operate Boeing 777 from Mumbai and Bengaluru to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The joint offer from the partners is an increase of 25% over last year winter.

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