KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is preparing to offer
an additional 2,600 seats each week to the Caribbean. The
expansion will start when KLM's winter schedule goes into effect
on 30 October 2011. On that same date, KLM will launch direct
flights to Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador.
"For the first time in our history, KLM will
make more than a half-million seats available to the Caribbean,
annually," said Peter Hartman, KLM's CEO. "By performing this
strong capacity expansion, KLM is offering Dutch holiday-makers
many more travel possibilities."
Nine times a week, KLM
will depart from mainport Schiphol to Curaçao, daily to Bonaire,
five times weekly to Aruba and three times a week to St Maarten.
On Mondays and Saturdays KLM will operate two flights daily to Curaçao. The flights to the Caribbean will use Boeing 747-400s and
When the winter schedule goes into effect KLM will
also offer a direct connection to Ecuador. KLM will replace the
five flights a week to and from Ecuador, which includes a stop in
Bonaire, with three direct flights each week to Quito in
combination with Guayaquil. The direct connection without a stop
in the Caribbean constitutes a major improvement for passengers as
it shortens their travel time significantly. The flight
to Ecuador will use a Boeing 777-300 on Wednesdays, Fridays and
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