The airlines have agreed that KLM will, twice a week, reserve seat capacity for Corendon customers on its flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Dutch flag carrier will begin operating twice-weekly direct service to Colombo at the end of October, using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Harm Kreulen, Air France-KLM Senior Vice President Benelux, said:
“KLM continually invests in its network to offer customers an ever-broader range of destinations. Having introduced a record number of new destinations in the summer of 2016, KLM will add two further destinations to its network this winter: Colombo and Miami”.
Atilay Uslu from Corendon said:
“Sri Lanka is a perfect addition to our range of distant destinations. It is the ideal place for a tour in combination with a beach holiday, with its impressive landscape, culture and magnificent beaches. Through our partnership with KLM, we can now offer our customers direct flights to this beautiful island. That makes our latest Corendon destination unique”.
Until now, Colombo was not served directly from the Netherlands. This new agreement gives Corendon guaranteed capacity with KLM, which will be used for passengers booking package trips to Sri Lanka.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded on 7 October 1919 to serve the Netherlands and its colonies. It is today the oldest airline still operating under its original name.