KLM Launches New Scheduled Service to Turin
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch a new scheduled service to the Italian city of Turin starting 26 May 2014. On commencement of its new summer schedule, KLM will operate twice-daily service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Turin.
Adding Turin as a destination will strengthen KLM’s position in Italy. Turin will be KLM’s sixth Italian destination after Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna and Venice. The new route will be served in cooperation with Alitalia.
The daily flights to Turin will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using Fokker 70 equipment, seating 74 passengers in Business, Economy Comfort and Economy Class. Flight KL1555 from Amsterdam to Turin will depart at 09:20 hours and arrive at 11:05 hours local time. Flight KL1556 will depart at 11:45 hours, arriving back at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 13:40 hours.
The evening flight (KL1559) will leave Amsterdam at 20:30 hours and arrive at 22:15 hours. The return flight (KL1554) will depart the following morning at 06:45 hours, touching down in Amsterdam at 08:40 hours.
The city of Turin is located in northwest Italy, close to the Alps and the border with France. Turin is the capital of the Piemonte region and is well known for hosting the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. The city is also known as the hub of Italy’s car industry, housing numerous FIAT establishments. Of course, the city also has a rich history.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
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