KLM strengthens position in Africa


With the start of its new 2017 summer schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia. This will serve to further expand KLM’s African network.

“With the addition of Freetown and Monrovia, KLM will be serving thirteen destinations in Africa in 2017. In this way, we will strengthen our position in Africa considerably and offer our passengers an even greater choice,” said KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers.

KLM will operate its flights to Freetown and Monrovia using Airbus 330-200s which can seat 267 passengers. Flight KL0511 will depart on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 14.35 from Amsterdam and arrive in Freetown at 19.30, local time. After a short layover, it will continue on at 20.40 continuing on to Monrovia and arriving at 21.55, local time. The return flight will depart from Monrovia at 23.20, local time, and arrive in Amsterdam at 8.10, local time.

Freetown is the capital of Sierra Leone in western Africa. The city features a harbour on the Atlantic Ocean which is a major source of the country’s economic development. Fish packing, rice, diamond polishing, cigarette production, and oil refining are all important industries there. What is more, Freetown possesses a unique and rich history, and a number of interesting sights.

Not only is Monrovia the capital of Liberia, it is also the country’s largest city. It is the location of the most important harbour and is the country’s administrative, financial, and commercial centre.

During its 2017 summer schedule, KLM will fly to Windhoek (Namibia), Luanda (Angola), Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana).

Together with its partners, KLM serves 56 different destinations in Africa.

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