AMSTELVEEN, November 29, 2002 å- Starting March 30, 2003 KLM will start flying to Casablanca, Morocco. From next yearå‘s summer schedule, this daily round-trip service will be operated with a Boeing 737-400 aircraft in a code sharing agreement with Northwest Airlines.
KLM is initiating the service now that Transavia plans to focus on point-to-point service for the leisure market. Casablanca is a popular transfer point for a wide variety of destinations worldwide on the KLM route network.
Starting March 30, 2003 flight KL 557 will depart daily at 21:30 from Amsterdam, arriving in Casablanca at 23:15. The return service, KL 558, will depart at 01:50, flying into Schiphol at 07:20.
This departing evening flight will connect well with a great number of KLM and KLM partner flights coming into the Moroccan harbor city. The early arrival at Schiphol will offer transfer passengers access to a large number of connections as well.