KLM extends network to Namibia and resumes service to Tehran
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its scheduled service in Africa by October 30 2016 to include Windhoek, Namibia. The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted slightly to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover.
The flights to Luanda and Windhoek will be operated using Airbus 330-200 equipment, offering 243 seats. Flight KL0575 will depart on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 22:45 hours from Amsterdam and arrive the next day in Luanda at 07:30 hours (local time). At 08:45 hours (local time) it will continue on to Windhoek arriving at 12:15 hours (local time). The return flight, KL0576, will depart on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays from Windhoek at 17:40 hours (local time) and land in Luanda at 19:15 hours (local time). From there the flight will depart from Luanda at 20:40 hours (local time) and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 05:20 hours.
“Based on our strong position in Europe, you can see that we regularly find opportunities to strengthen our international position,” says KLM CEO Pieter Elbers. “Having extended our destinations on the North American continent this year to Salt Lake City and Miami, and to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Astana (Kazakhstan), we have now added another KLM destination in Africa. We operate 55 flights a week to destinations in Africa.”
Namibia is both economically and politically stable. Its stunning nature attracts a great deal of high-end ecotourism. Some highlights include the sand dunes of the Namib Desert (the oldest in the world), wildlife parks, and its beautiful beaches. Winter here is summer there. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital. It is known to be a surprisingly modern and green city in the middle of the desert. It offers a wide variety of cultural and culinary adventures. And for shoppers, there is much to discover in this lively African city.
Windhoek is KLM’s twelfth destination in Africa. We already fly to Luanda (Angola), Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and Cairo (Egypt).Together with our partners, we serve 56 different destinations in Africa.
Flights to Tehran
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume service to the Iranian capital of Tehran from 30 October 2016. This will be the 14th new destination KLM has added to its network in 2016. Four weekly services will be operated between Schiphol and Tehran, supplementing the Paris-Tehran service operated by Air France since 16 April 2016.
From 30 October 2016, flight KL0433 will depart from Amsterdam at 17.40 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Tehran at 01.20 (local time). The return flight, KL0434, departs from Tehran at 03.20 (local time), arriving in Amsterdam at 06.45.
The flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-200. KLM will meet passenger needs by offering three different travel classes on board: 34 seats in World Business Class, 40 seats in Economy Comfort, and 242 seats in Economy Class. The Economy Comfort seats offer 10 cm more legroom and have double the recline of standard Economy Class seats. Economy Comfort passengers are also given priority when disembarking.
In the past, KLM operated service to Tehran from July 1991 through April 2013. Including the new flights to Tehran, KLM now offer 37 flights to nine destinations in the Middle East.