KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will strengthen its
position in the Japanese market by operating three additional
flights a week between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Tokyo Narita
International Airport from November. This raises the total number
of Amsterdam-Tokyo flights to ten a week.
The three new flights will be operated using
Boeing 747-400 Combi equipment, seating 275 passengers and
carrying 35 tonnes of cargo.
From 4 November 2010, flight KL863 will depart
from Schiphol at 13:50 CET on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
arriving in Tokyo the next day at 08:55.
The return flight, KL864, will depart from
Tokyo at 12:00 local time on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
arriving in Amsterdam at 15:35 CET the same day.
Asia remains a strategic growth market for KLM.
In recent years, KLM has offered its customers a steadily
increasing range of flights to Asian destinations. New
destinations such as Hangzhou (China) and Denpasar (Indonesia)
were added to KLM's intercontinental network out of Schiphol. KLM
has also increased flight frequency to Osaka, Shanghai, Seoul and
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