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15
May
2017
|
11:15
Europe/Amsterdam

KLM to launch a direct service to Mumbai

Summary

Amstelveen, 15 May, 2017 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a direct service to India’s largest city, Mumbai, effective 29 October 2017. Tickets to Mumbai can be booked through klm.com from today.

KLM’s network presence in India has grown enormously since we began our strategic cooperation with Jet Airways. The introduction of a direct service to Mumbai, the economic heart of India, means KLM can now offer its customers even better access to 48 destinations across India, as well as destinations elsewhere on the Indian subcontinent and in Asia.
KLM President & CEO, Pieter Elbers

Flight schedule: Amsterdam-Mumbai–Amsterdam

During the 2017-2018 winter season, KLM will operate three weekly flights to Mumbai, departing on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Passengers will travel aboard the latest addition to the KLM fleet, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which has 30 World Business Class seats, 45 Economy Comfort seats and 219 Economy Class seats.

The flight will depart from Amsterdam at 13:00 hours CET, arriving in Mumbai at 01.55 hours local time. The return flight will depart from Mumbai at 04:00 hours local time, arriving in Amsterdam at 08:45 hours CET.

About Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is the most densely populated city in India. Mumbai is situated on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. The city is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over India, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures.

Mumbai airport is the hub of KLM’s codeshare partner Jet Airways. This makes it easier for customers on KLM’s Mumbai service to book a wide range of connecting flights to all major cities and business centres in India, such as Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune.

Direct connections between the Netherlands and India

Until Jet Airways moved its flights from Brussels to Amsterdam, from where it now operates daily services to Delhi and Mumbai, only KLM operated daily services between Amsterdam and Delhi.

Jet Airways has also recently announced that it will be commencing daily flights from Bangalore to Amsterdam.

Weekly direct flights between the Netherlands and India

Summer 2017

Winter 2017

KLM

Jet Airways

KLM

Jet Airways

Amsterdam-Delhi

7

7

7

7

Amsterdam-Mumbai

-

7

3

7

Amsterdam-Bangalore

-

-

-

7

Total

21 weekly flights

31 weekly flights

This latest addition will bring the total number of direct flights between the Netherlands and India next winter to 31 flights a week. This will be a great stimulus for ties between the two countries.
KLM President & CEO, Pieter Elbers