KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently announced that it has decided to resume its scheduled Amsterdam-Rio de Janeiro service effective November 1, 2011.
The scheduled service, which will resume after 12 years, will make Rio de Janeiro KLM’s 70th intercontinental destination.
European tourists have always considered Rio de Janeiro to be an incredible destination due to its famous beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana. Besides, Rio de Janeiro is also a great destination for major sports events. The World Cup will be hosted in 2014, while the Olympic Games will be held at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Peter Hartman, President & CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
, said that with the inclusion of Rio de Janeiro as the 9th destination of KLM, the airline will continue to strengthen its position in Latin America, which is a rapidly emerging market. He said that currently Brazil is experiencing a strong economic growth, and with Rio de Janeiro being added to the KLM network is certainly going to benefit the business passengers.
The airline said that it will be operating three-times-weekly direct service from Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro.
Providing details about its Amsterdam-Rio de Janeiro flight schedule, the airline said that its Flight KL705 will be departing from Amsterdam Airport Schipol thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The departure will be at 10.40 hours, with arrival in Brazil at 19.30 hours the next day. KLM further said that the return Flight KL706 will be departing from Rio de Janeiro three-times-a-week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The departure of the return flight will be at 21.40 hours, and the arrival in Amsterdam being at 11.55 hours the following day.
The airline will be utilizing Boeing 777-200ER for its flight services, which will be configured with two classes – 35 seats in World Business Class and 283 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft will be offering a capacity of 318 passengers.