KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a new scheduled service to Colombia’s capital, Bogota, and Cali, the country’s third-largest city. Beginning March 31, KLM will fly three times a week operating a Boeing 777-200 on flight KL745. The round trip route will start in Amsterdam, stopping in Bogota, then Cali, and then returning non-stop to Amsterdam. The service will be part of KLM’s new summer schedule and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“South America certainly has caught our interest as we look to grow. After increasing frequencies to Ecuador and adding Santiago de Chile as a destination to KLM’s portfolio, expanding our services to Colombia fits our strategy,” said Pieter Elbers, KLM’s chief operating officer and deputy CEO. “Bogota is not a new destination for KLM. It served Bogota from October 1992 until March 1995. Now resuming its service, it is including Cali. The service to Bogota and Cali will expand the number of KLM’s Latin American destinations to eleven.”
|Departure Airport:||Arrival Airport:|
|Amsterdam – 12:30||Bogotá – 16:25|
|Bogotá – 17:55||Cali -18:55|
|Cali – 20:35||Amsterdam -14:15|
TheBoeing 777-200 dedicated to this new route offers three classes; 35 seats in business class; 249 seats in economy class and 34 seats in the “Economy Comfort Zone” offering 10 cm of extra leg-room, and priority disembarking.
In addition to the new flights, customers may continue to fly to and from Bogota and Cali seven times a week with KLM’s partner Air France, via the hub Charles de Gaulle in Paris, or with Copa Airlines via Panama City on KLM’s daily service between Amsterdam and Panama.
The Air France-KLM group offers 15 destinations in Central and South America on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Panama City, Lima, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Bogota (by both KLM and Air France), Quito, Guayaquil, Paramaribo and Cali (by KLM) and Brasilia, Caracas, Cayenne and Montevideo (by Air France).