Dutch airliner, KLM expands wings into Namibia
Following an inked agreement last week in Swakopmund between Namibia and the Netherlands, a conclusion was reached that will see the commencement of operations by the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines by 30 October.
The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover.
KLM CEO, Pieter Elbers in a statement said, “Based on our strong position in Europe, you can see that we regularly find opportunities to strengthen our international position”.
“Having extended our destinations on the North American continent this year to Salt Lake City and Miami, and to Colombo and Astana, we have now added another KLM destination in Africa,” he added.
The airline service will start flying three times a week departing from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for Luanda and then connect from Luanda to Windhoek on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Windhoek will become KLM’s twelfth destination in Africa as they already fly to Luanda, Johannesburg and Cape Town, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Kigali, Lagos, Accra and Cairo.