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Amstelveen,
10
January
2014

KLM to launch new summer services to Bilbao and Zagreb

Summary

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch two new services to Bilbao and Zagreb. With the opening of these new routes, KLM anticipates the expected peak during the summer. This new type of service is summer seasonal only.

Passengers worldwide flying to Amsterdam will benefit of these new destinations in Spain and in Croatia. With the addition of Bilbao to its Spanish network KLM seizes the opportunity and consolidates its position in Spain. The same applies for the addition of Zagreb to KLM’s network during the summer. Zagreb is KLM’s first destination in Croatia.
Pieter Elbers, deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer KLM

As of 26 May 2014, KLM will launch a new service to Bilbao in Spain. This new route will be served using an Embraer 190, seating 100 passengers in Business and Economy Class. KLM Cityhopper will operate this route five times a week.

Starting the 27th May 2014 KLM Cityhopper will operate four weekly flights between Amsterdam and Zagreb on Tuesday, Thursday and at the weekend, using a Fokker 70 aircraft seating 74 passengers in Business and Economy Class.

Bilbao
Bilbao, the third KLM destination in Spain, located in the northern part, is one of most populous metropolitan areas in Northern Spain. The city is widely acknowledged for its scrumptious cuisine and architectural masterpieces. The famed Bilbao Guggenheim Museum is hailed as one the most astonishing architectural buildings of the 20th century. The museum was not just an artistic and cultural amenity, but symbolized the city and society’s wish to change.

KLM will operate this new service on a daily basis except for Tuesday and Thursday. The flight will depart from Amsterdam at 14:50hrs (KL1687) arriving at 17:00hrs on Bilbao airport. The return flight (KL1688) will leave at 17:35hrs to arrive in Amsterdam again at 19:45hrs. The new service will start on 26 May 2014 until 25 October 2014.

Zagreb
Zagreb is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It has an extensive history dating back to Roman times. If it’s a change of scenery you desire, the city offers a modern edge too, located in the lower part of the city, with striking buildings and parks, reflecting the city’s standing in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

KLM will operate flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and at the weekend. The outbound flight will depart from Amsterdam at 14:30 hours (KL1943), arriving at 16:20 hours at Zagreb International Airport. The return flight (KL1944) will leave at 16:55 hours, arriving in Amsterdam again at 19:05 hours. The new service will start on 27 May 2014 and run until 25 October 2014.

At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport passengers can easily transfer to over 160 destinations. 

(*) For the complete itinerary please check our booking site: wwww.klm.com

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In Nederland vormt KLM de kern van de KLM Groep waar ook KLM cityhopper en transavia.com deel van uitmaken. KLM bedient al haar bestemmingen met een moderne vloot en is met ruim 33.000 medewerkers wereldwijd actief. Een speler die voorop staat in de luchtvaartindustrie, met een betrouwbare operatie, die met bezieling en op een duurzame manier innoveert in klantgerichte producten.

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