KLM will expand its long-haul services next year to South America, as it will launch a new scheduled service to Santiago, the capital of Chile and the cultural, political and financial center of the country and home to various headquarters of many multinational corporations.
“Santiago fits perfectly in our strategy where we focus on the emerging markets in South America. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer our customers our 9th destination in South-America. Santiago with its 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles, is an attractive destination, not only for holidaymakers, but also for business travelers.”, said Pieter Elbers, Chief Operating Officer KLM.
To suit its clients’ needs, KLM offers 3 classes on board: From February 2nd 2014, flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-300 (KL701 and KL702), with a stop in between in Buenos Aires three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Amsterdam and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Santiago.
– 35 seats in World Business Class for 777-300,
– 350 seats in Economy Class and
– 40 seats in the Economy Comfort Zone that offers 10 cm extra room for passenger’s legs, twice the lean back of their seats and priority disembarking.