KLM to launch scheduled service to Ålesund
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating a scheduled service to Ålesund (Norway) on April 4th 2013. Twice a day KLM will fly between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Ålesund airport Vigra.
With the addition of Ålesund the total number of Norwegian KLM destinations comes to seven. “KLM started flying to Norway 73 years ago. Today we are the number 1 foreign carrier. Adding Ålesund to our Norwegian network, is KLM’s logical next step for this region”, says Peter Hartman, KLM’s President & CEO.
Ålesund has a strong and growing (offshore) business market, but is also a very interesting tourist destination with its famous Jugendstil city centre and nearby Geiranger Fjord. Other highlights are the “Hurtigruten” ferry service and panoramic Atlanterhavsveien “Atlantic road”. The region also offers many winter sports opportunities.
The daily flights will be operated with a Fokker 70 with 72 seats available. The flight will depart at 14:25 in Amsterdam as KL1325 to arrive in Ålesund at 16:30. At 17:05 the return flight (KL1326) will leave to arrive in Amsterdam again at 19:15.
In the evening at 20:40 the KL1327 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to arrive in Norway at 22:45. The next morning the KL1322 will leave Ålesund at 6:30 AM to go back to Amsterdam again at 8:45 AM.
At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport passengers can easily transfer to over 160 destinations including cities that are important for the large off shore industry in Ålesund like Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Luanda, Manila and Dubai.
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.
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