KLM to fly circular Colombia service

28 Jul 2014 by GrahamSmith

KLM will launch a new circular service to Colombia next year, it has been announced.

Starting on March 31, the Dutch airline will fly Amsterdam-Bogota-Cali-Amsterdam three-times weekly using a B777-200.

The summer service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and expands the number of KLM's Latin American destinations to eleven.

Flight KL745 will depart Amsterdam at 1230 and land in Bogota at 1625 local time. It will leave Bogota at 1755 and arrive in Cali at 1855, before taking-off again at 2035 and landing back in Amsterdam at 1415 the following day.

Pieter Elbers, KLM's chief operating officer and deputy CEO, said: "After increasing frequencies to Ecuador and adding Santiago de Chile as a destination to KLM's portfolio, expanding our services to Colombia fits our strategy.

"Bogota is not a new destination for KLM. It served Bogota from October 1992 until March 1995. Now resuming its service, it is including Cali."

In addition to the new flights, travellers can fly to/from Bogota and Cali seven times a week with KLM's partner Air France via Paris Charles de Gaulle, or with Copa Airlines via Panama City on KLM's daily service between Amsterdam and Panama.

KLM has been trialling a new smartphone app that allows its passengers to rate their cabin service (see news, May 23).

Graham Smith

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