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Amstelveen,
30
October
2013

KLM Launches Scheduled Service to Florence

Summary

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a scheduled service to Florence. This is KLM’s fifth Italian destination after Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna.

The importance of Florence as a major tourist destination and significant commercial centre makes it an excellent addition to our network, providing our European and intercontinental passengers with even more possibilities
Pieter Elbers, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer KLM

Italy is the fourth most important market in Europe for AIR FRANCE KLM. Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, attracts millions of tourists annually, to visit the historical attractions in the city centre, such as the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the Ponto and Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery.

Florence is also a major commercial centre, especially for fashion, design, engineering and pharmaceuticals.

The new schedule started on 27 October. The service consists of two flights a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and one flight a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The KL1641 departs Amsterdam at 09:55 hours and arrives in Florence at 11:55.

The return flight, KL1642 departs Florence at 12:35 hours and arrives in Amsterdam at 14:50 hours. In the evening, flight KL1645 departs Schiphol at 21:00 hours and lands in Florence at 22:55. The following morning, flight KL1638 departs Florence at 06:30 hours and arrives in Amsterdam at 08:45.

The flights are operated by KLM Cityhopper with an Embraer 190.

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About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.

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