Effective 14 November 2011, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch scheduled service between Amsterdam and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda, Angola. Luanda will become KLM’s 71st intercontinental destination.
Luanda will be the fifth intercontinental destination to be opened up by KLM this winter aside from the previously announced scheduled services to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Havana and Punta Cana.
Twice-weekly service will be offered to Luanda using Boeing 777-200 equipment. This aircraft type offers seats for 318 passengers; 35 in World Business Class and 283 in Economy Class. Together with Air France, KLM will be offering a total of four weekly flights to Luanda.
Launching service to oil destination Luanda will serve to strengthen KLM’s position in Africa. This region is of key importance to the extensive Air France KLM network. The Air France KLM Group will be serving 45 destinations in Africa this winter.
With effect from 14 November 2011, flight KL581 will depart from Schiphol on Mondays at 13:20 hours and arrive in Luanda on the same day at 21:55 hours. The return flight (KL582) will depart from Luanda at 23:55 hours, arriving back in Amsterdam on the following day at 8:30 hours. Flight KL583 will depart from Schiphol on Fridays at 13:20 hours and arrive in Luanda on the same day at 21:55 hours. The return flight will depart later that night at 01:15 hours, arriving back at Schiphol the next day at 09:45 hours.
Flights can be booked from today in the reservations systems and at www.klm.com.