KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag air carrier of Netherlands, has announced flights on Bengaluru- Amsterdam route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from October 31.
"Effective October 31, 2019, KLM will launch a thrice-weekly direct service from Bengaluru to Amsterdam. These flights will be operated by the Boeing 787-9 (Dreamliner) equipment with a seating of 294," the airline said in a statement.
The flight will be configured with 30 business class seats, 45 economy plus seats and 219 economy class seats. The thrice-weekly connection from Bengaluru will provide opportunities for passengers from India to gain flights to Europe and North America via the convenient hub of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
KLM will also add additional flight services on Mumbai-Amsterdam route from September. While one service will begin from September 2, another flight will start from September 30. The airline plans to make this a daily trip from October 28. Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be served on this route. The flights between Delhi and Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol will be operated as usual.
This winter alongside the increased capacity and frequencies of KLM, Air France will increase capacity with enlarged aircraft operations from Mumbai and Bangalore to Paris Charles de Gaulle (airport) with Boeing 777 operations, KLM added.
KLM Dutch has added these new services on the slots of grounded Jet Airways. Previously, Jet Airways had a codeshare agreement with KLM Dutch Airlines and Delta to offer one-stop codeshare flights between India and 30 European destinations and 11 destinations in the United States.