KLM resumes scheduled services to Buenos Aires
After an absence of 10 years, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume scheduled services between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires on 31 October 2011. Buenos Aires will become KLMs’ 67th intercontinental destination.
KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman: “With Buenos Aires as the 7th destination for KLM in Latin America, we reinforce our position in this strongly growing region.
Latin America is of key importance to the extensive Air France-KLM network.
Buenos Aires, with 14 million inhabitants, is one of the most important destinations in this fast growing market. Argentina is a very popular tourist destination for European travellers. Furthermore Argentina has a large business market as well, with the Netherlands as an important import/export trading partner”.
The new direct service to Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport will be operated three times per week upcoming winter season, where a frequency increase to four times per week per March 2012 is foreseen. Flight KL707 will depart in the morning from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 10.10 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays arriving in Buenos Aires in the evening on the same day at 8.20 PM. The return flight KL708 will depart from Buenos Aires also on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.20 PM, arriving in Amsterdam the following day at 3.35 PM. Flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-200ER, which can carry 318 passengers: 35 in World Business Class and 283 in Economy Class. Flights to Buenos Aires can be booked from 18 February 2011 using the reservations systems or online via www.klm.com.
KLMs’ SkyTeam partner Aerolineas Argentinas offers connecting flights from Buenos Aires to a growing number of destinations in Argentina.
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.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.