KLM expands service to South Africa

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Tuesday said it would soon introduce two additional weekly flights between Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
Using Boeing 747 400 aircraft, the flights start on 29 November 2001.
These would relieve pressure on business and leisure seats to and from Europe and beyond.
"This is in good time for the high season," said KLM General Manager for Southern Africa, Anita Gustafson.
"Seats are at a premium at this time of the year.
Demand is stimulated by visitors from the Northern Hemisphere exchanging their winter for the local summer.
Plus Christmas and New Year holidays that attract many South African residents to Europe and the UK.
" The additional flights will leave Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 10am on Thursdays and Saturdays.
This provides excellent connections for passengers arriving from New York, Minneapolis, Detroit, other US cities and the UK, Europe and Nordic countries.
The South African market lost approximately 20 percent of its seats to and from Europe when three European airlines ceased operations during the first quarter of this year.
"The additional investment - at a time when other carriers are departing - reflects KLM's positive view of the local market," said Gustafson.

12 june 2001 14:05:00

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