KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is extending its connections with India with new flights and increased frequencies in 2019. From October 31, it will introduce a thrice-weekly flight from Bengaluru to Amsterdam, operating Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with a 294-seat capacity. This is expected to ease connections to onward destinations in Europe and USA through convenient transit through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
With effect from September 2, KLM will increase the frequency of its Mumbai-Amsterdam flight to four times weekly. On September 30 it will add yet another flight which will have a five times weekly connection from Mumbai to Amsterdam. From October 28, it will step up to a daily flight between the two cities. KLM and Partners Air France will increase the capacity of aircraft to be flown from India to Amsterdam Schiphol as well as Paris Charles de Gaulle to more than 25 per cent seats compared to the winter of 2018. The increase in both leisure and MICE travelers has encouraged the increase in capacity, now servicing three major cities in India, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.