KLM to Launch Scheduled Services to Uganda

7th Jul 2005

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating direct scheduled services between Amsterdam and Entebbe in Uganda at the
start of the 2005/06 winter schedule. Effective November 1, 2005, flight
KL561/562 will be operated thrice weekly, on Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays, using Boeing 767-300ER equipment. KLM’s decision was prompted by
Uganda’s booming economy and the growing demand for passenger services to
and from this East African country. Entebbe is Uganda’s business center. The
city is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, close to the Ugandan
capital, Kampala.

Through code-sharing with Kenya Airways, KLM offers twice daily services to
Entebbe via the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. This flight option will remain
available to passengers after KLM launches its direct services. KLM and
Kenya Airways will offer a total of 14 weekly services between Amsterdam and
Entebbe from November 1; three direct services, plus 11 weekly flights via

The new Amsterdam-Entebbe route offers passengers a unique new nonstop
service within the Air France-KLM network. The new flights, in combination
with the successful code-sharing services already offered by KLM and Kenya
Airways, will further strengthen Air France-KLM’s presence on the African


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