KLM to suspend Amsterdam-Hyderabad

17 Nov 2008 by BusinessTraveller

KLM will no longer serve Hyderabad
in southern India
with effect from February.

In an official statement the Dutch airline says
it is “suspending the service in response to financial results of this route
and local market developments.”

KLM launched the route in October 2005 and currently flies between Amsterdam and Hyderabad four times a week with MD-11s.  It offers a myriad of connections to and from
its Amsterdam
hub and destinations worldwide.

The carrier’s final flight from Amsterdam will be KL873 on January 31 which will return
from Hyderabad
as KL874 on February 1.

Alternative routes to Hyderabad
from Europe include Lufthansa from Frankfurt
and, starting on December 6, British Airways from London Heathrow.

KLM says that it and partners Air France and Northwest will continue to focus on India, operating direct flights from Amsterdam and Paris CDG to Delhi,
Mumbai, Bangalore and Madras.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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