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KLM to return to Buenos Aires

16 Feb 2011 by AndrewGough

Dutch airline KLM is set to make its return to Buenos Aires in October following a ten-year absence.

The Amsterdam Schiphol – Buenos Aires Ezeiza service will give KLM passengers increased onward travel options across South America with Skyteam partner Aerolineas Argentinas.

The Argentine capital will be KLM’s seventh destination within Latin America and its 67th “intercontinental” destination, when scheduled services are reinstated on October 31.

KLM said South America was of “key importance” to the Air France KLM group and its network, with Argentina representing an “important import/export trading partner” with the Netherlands.

The new direct service will fly three times a week during the winter schedule, but this is expected to increase to four times weekly from March next year.

Flight KL707 – a 318-seat, two-class B777-200ER – will depart from Amsterdam at 1010 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, before arriving in Buenos Aires at 2020 on the same day. The return flight, KL708, will then depart at 2220 and arrive at 1535 the next day.

The aircraft will offer 35 World Business Class and 283 economy and economy comfort class seats. Flights for the new service go on sale on Friday (February 18).

For more information visit klm.com.

Report by Andrew Gough

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