KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will replace its service to Cali with a new destination in Colombia.
Starting 28 March 2017, KLM will no longer include Cali in its circular service to Bogotá. Instead, it will continue on to Cartagena. In the new schedule, KLM will fly three times a week via Bogotá to Cartagena on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Pieter Groeneveld, KLM Vice President Network Planning, said:
“KLM is always looking for new ways to improve its network. The number of passengers travelling to Cali was decreasing, particularly in the business segment.
“Cartagena is a beautiful and historic city on the Caribbean coast and is attracting a growing number of international tourists. Combined with the business centre of Bogotá, Cartagena makes a good combination to strengthen KLM’s presence in Colombia. Because of Cartagena’s advantageous location, the flight from Bogotá to Amsterdam will be shorter”.
The flights will use KLM’s newest aircraft in its fleet, the Boeing 787-9, which carries 30 World Business Class seats, 45 Economy Comfort seats, and 219 Economy Class seats.
The flight will depart from Amsterdam at 10.15 and arrive in Bogotá at 14.00, local time. At 15.40, local time, in will continue on to Cartagena, where it will arrive at 17:10, local time. The return flight will depart from Cartagena at 18.15, local time, and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 10.45.
This will be the first time that Cartagena has had a non-stop link to Europe in ten years.