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KLM extends its African network to Namibia

KLM A330-200
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its scheduled service in Africa to include Windhoek, Namibia.

The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted slightly to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover.

The flights to Luanda and Windhoek will be operated using Airbus 330-200 equipment, offering 243 seats.

Flight KL0575 will depart on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 22:45 hours from Amsterdam and arrive the next day in Luanda at 07:30 hours (local time). At 08:45 hours (local time) it will continue on to Windhoek arriving at 12:15 hours (local time).

The return flight, KL0576, will depart on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays from Windhoek at 17:40 hours (local time) and land in Luanda at 19:15 hours (local time). From there the flight will depart from Luanda at 20:40 hours (local time) and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 05:20 hours.

“Based on our strong position in Europe, you can see that we regularly find opportunities to strengthen our international position,” says KLM CEO Pieter Elbers.

“Having extended our destinations on the North American continent this year to Salt Lake City and Miami, and to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Astana (Kazakhstan), we have now added another KLM destination in Africa. We operate 55 flights a week to destinations in Africa.”

Namibia is both economically and politically stable. Its stunning nature attracts a great deal of high-end ecotourism.

Windhoek is KLM’s twelfth destination in Africa. The Dutch airline already fly to Luanda (Angola), Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and Cairo (Egypt).

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