Published On: Mon, Jul 28th, 2014

KLM returns to Colombia

KLMAMSTERDAM, BOGOTA - KLM Royal Dutch Airline expands its network of long-haul routes with the opening of its route to Colombia. As of March 31, 2015, KLM will fly to Bogota and Cali three times a week on a Boeing 777-200. The circular flight KL745 will operate the route Amsterdam - Bogota - Cali and return directly to Amsterdam. The flight will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

"South America has captured our interest and the opening of our route in Colombia is ideal for further growth opportunities in the continent. After an increase in frequencies to Ecuador and adding Santiago de Chile to the KLM destinations portfolio, expanding our services to Colombia fits well with our strategy, " Pieter Elbers, COO (Chief Operating Officer) and CEO in charge of KLM said. "Bogotá is not a new destination for KLM, which operated the route from October 1992 until March 1995. Now, to restart our service, we include the city of Cali. Thanks to this new operation to Bogota and Cali, KLM will offer a total of eleven destinations in Latin America.”

Colombia is now one of the fastest growing economies in South America. The country's efforts to develop trade relations and treaties and recently signed free trade, among other factors, have increased the country's attractiveness as a business destination, positioning it as a solid platform for exports. KLM's new service from Bogota and Cali, will boost the country’s connectivity through the HUB Amsterdam-Schiphol KLM, one of the main gateways to Europe and the world.

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