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KLM launches service to Kigali and strengthens position in Africa

Amstelveen, Netherlands, Oct 31, 2010 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) — Amstelveen, 31 October 2010 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate its first flight to Kigali in Rwanda today. Five flights a week will be offered to Kigali with an intermediate stopover in Entebbe. The new service will be operated using Airbus A330-200 equipment, offering seats for 243 passengers: 30 in World Business Class and 213 in Economy Class.

In cooperation with Air France, KLM will offer new destinations and more frequencies in Africa with effect from commencement of its new winter schedule today. Cooperation with partner Kenya Airways will also be expanded. KLM and Air France’s capacity has been raised by more than 4% this winter in comparison with last year. This winter, the AIR FRANCE KLM Group will be serving 43 African destinations at a frequency of more than 200 flights a week. As such, KLM will be strengthening its position in Africa.

Four new destinations

In addition to KLM initiating scheduled service to Kigali, Air France will also offer twice-weekly service to Bata in Equatorial Guinea with effect from the same date.

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