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KLM Strengthens in South Africa

AMSTELVEEN, December 16, 2002 - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will shortly expand its South African route network through cooperation with regional carrier Comair. Effective January 11, 2003, two new destinations, Durban and Port Elizabeth, will be added to the KLM route network through codesharing with Comair. Comair will also operate an additional codesharing service to KLMå‘s existing destination Cape Town.

The Comair flights, which are to be operated under the KL flight code, will connect seamlessly in Johannesburg with KLM services to and from Amsterdam. In its 2002/2003 winter schedule, KLM will operate 11 weekly roundtrips between Amsterdam and Johannesburg. Comair will offer connecting flights to and from Durban, Port Elizabeth. and, in addition to the seven weekly flights operated by KLM, also to Cape Town.

Members of KLM’s Flying Dutchman loyalty program will be able to earn and burn FD miles on the codesharing flights operated by Comair.