KLM to Launch Flights to Kigali, Rwanda

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 24 June 2010

With effect from the start of the new winter schedule on 31 October 2010, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch scheduled flights between Amsterdam and Kigali International Airport in Rwanda. Kigali will be KLM's 64th intercontinental destination.

Five flights a week will be offered to Kigali with an intermediate stopover in Entebbe. The flights will be operated using Airbus A330-200 equipment. This aircraft type offers seats for 243 passengers; 30 in World Business Class and 213 in Economy Class.

KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman, said, "Adding Kigali as a new destination strengthens KLM's position in East Africa. This region is of key importance to the extensive Air France-KLM network."

Together with partner airline Kenya Airways, KLM will offer Kigali as the 5th destination served directly in East Africa, along with Nairobi, Entebbe, Kilimanjaro and Dar Es Salaam. KLM-Kenya Airways operates a total of 41 weekly flights between East Africa and Europe.

With effect from 31 October 2010, flight KL563 will depart from Schiphol on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:15, arriving the same day in Kigali at 21:25. The return flight (KL564) will depart from Kigali on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 22:30, arriving a day later in Amsterdam at 08:15.

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