KLM to operate two more flights from Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Oct 29 (UNI) KLM will add two more weekly flights between Hyderabad and Amsterdam, increasing the services from four to six a week this winter.

Additionally, KLM will raise capacity on its daily flights from Delhi to Amsterdam by 45 per cent by utilising Boeing 747-400 equipment, instead of the MD-11 aircraft currently operated on the route.

KLM will introduce its additional fifth frequency between Amsterdam and Hyderabad, starting October 31, while the sixth weekly flight between the two cities would be introduced on January eight, 2008.

For its services between Amsterdam and Delhi, KLM had deployed a Boeing 747 aircraft, starting October 28, with a capacity of 42 seats in World Business Class and 386 seats in Economy Class. ''This represents a 45 per cent increase in capacity over the currently used MD-11 aircraft, which offers 24 seats in World Business Class and 270 seats in Economy Class.'' KLM's partner Air France would also add an additional frequency on its Chennai-Paris services, thus taking the total number of flights offered by Air France, KLM and Northwest Airlines between India and Europe to 45 weekly flights this winter.

KLM would operate a daily flight between Delhi and Amsterdam and six weekly flights between Hyderabad and Amsterdam. Its partner Northwest Airlines would maintain its daily A-330 operations between Mumbai and Amsterdam, while Air France would operate daily flights from Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai to Paris and a four times weekly flight between Chennai and Paris.

It also plans to extend the services to Kolkata, probably in 2008, a top company official told media here today.

UNI

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