KLM kicks off Lima service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will commence nonstop flights between Amsterdam and Lima in Peru with the start of its summer schedule 2007.

From Sunday, March 25, 2007, KLM will operate a new nonstop roundtrip service six times a week with Boeing 777-200ER equipment.

KLM currently operates daily flights to and from Lima with MD-11 aircraft with a stopover on Bonaire. The new nonstop service will depart every day except Mondays.

The new nonstop flights KL 743/744 between Amsterdam and Lima will save more than 90 minutes in each direction compared to the current service.
The new circumstances also allow for increased weekly passenger capacity on this route.

With the Lima flight arriving at Schiphol Airport early in the afternoon, passengers will be able to choose from a far greater range of connecting flights to Asian and other destinations than the current schedule allows.


“With this new arrangement for flights between Amsterdam and Lima we are meeting the wishes of our customers, who want nonstop flights on as many routes as possible,” says KLM Deputy CEO Peter Hartman. “The arrival of the Boeing 777-200ER in the KLM fleet has enabled us to do more in this direction than we were able to in the past. This investment by KLM also fits in with the Air France - KLM network strategy to utilize opportunities to strengthen our joint market position in South America, now that the economic conditions are favorable.”

KLM has also been nominated this year for a


World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading Airline.