Bilbao - Spain
On 26th May 2014, KLM will launch a new route to Bilbao in the Basque region, operated in Embraer 190 equipment. The line will only be operational during the summer season, until 25th October 2014 and is added to Madrid and Barcelona regular lines.
Spain's sixth-largest city and biggest port, Bilbao showcases the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry as its most contemporary relevant landmark. The Old Quarter is east of the modern commercial center, across the river Nervión with interesting bars and restaurants.
Local events not be missed out are the festival of Bilbao's patron saint, Santiago (St. James) on 25th July and the holiday devoted to the region's patron saint, St. Ignatius on 31st July.
Santiago - Chile
On 2nd February 2014 the Amsterdam-Santiago route was launched with 3 weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) and a stop-over in Buenos Aires. The route is operated with a Boeing 777-300.
The capital of Chile is the 9th destination in Latin America served by KLM. It has a vibrant cultural life and is conveniently connected to the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Finally, do not forget to visit the famous vineyards in the surrounding area of the city.
Fukuoka - Japan
As from 3rd April 2013, KLM started operating a
3-weekly direct service between Amsterdam and Fukuoka, aboard Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
It is the first non-stop route between Fukuoka and Europe. The city is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu and it is said to be the oldest city in Japan. The Hakata Machiya Folk Museum celebrates the history and cultural heritage of Hakata, the old merchants' town. Local foods not to be missed are mentaiko, Hakata ramen and motsunabe.
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Manston, Kent - United Kingdom
On 2nd April 2013, KLM inaugurated the 14th UK destination, Manston, with 2 flights per day operated in Fokker F70 equipment.
The airport is located close to Ramsgate, in Kent, the home county known as the Garden of England.
Explore Kent's heritage: the mighty Leeds Castle, with 500 acres of parkland and gardens, the must-see Roman town of Canterbury and its magnificent Gothic Cathedral, the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and the surrounding green countryside.
Ålesund - Norway
4th April 2013 saw the opening of the new KLM Amsterdam-Ålesund route operated twice daily onboard Fokker F70 aircraft. This will mark 7 Norwegian destinations operated by KLM.
The town, in the Sunnmøre district, combines Art Nouveau buildings and the stunning nature of the Geirangerfjord, included on the prestigious UNESCO's world heritage list.
Ålesund is a preferred destination for outdoor activities: fishing, kayaking, biking, hiking, birdwatching and cross-countrying.
Harare – Zimbabwe
As from 29th October 2012 KLM started operating scheduled services to Harare in Zimbabwe with three weekly flights from Amsterdam.
Harare is the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe. Founded in 1890, it's situated in the north-east of the country and well connected to the world-known Victoria Falls.
It is twinned with different cities, among which Prato in Italy, Nottingham in the UK and Cincinnati in the U.S.A.
Don't miss a stroll under the magnificent jacaranda trees that align most of the city's boulevards with fragrant lilac flowers.
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Dallas - United States
As from 30th April 2012 KLM re-opened the Amsterdam-Dallas Forth Worth route: 5 weekly flights onboard Airbus 330-200 aircraft. KLM will total 15 US direct destinations from Amsterdam.
The economy of the third-largest Texan city is mainly based on banking, telecommunications, energy and medical research. The city center hosts skyscrapers that overlook the flat Texas priarie. Sports fans cannot miss a Dallas Cowboys football match at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Feel the Texan experience: barbecue and steaks in a ranch, cowboy boots and live country music in a local nightclub!
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Lusaka - Zambia
KLM launched a new service to Lusaka in Zambia, which started on 15th May 2012 with three A332-operated weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Zambia has a vigorous mining industry and a flourishing flower industry. It also offers a wide variety of tourist attractions, mainly concerning the wilderness. Its protected land covers 41% of its territory. On the border with Zimbabwe do not miss the famous Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Luanda - Angola
KLM launched a twice weekly service to Luanda, Angola on 27th March 2012. Luanad is the 71st long-haul KLM destination. The flights are operated in Airbus A332 aircrafts with 243 seats, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Angola's capital city, founded in 1575, showcases Portuguese colonial buildings decorated with the famous azulejos tiles. Do not miss the seafront with breathtaking views at sunset!
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Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
After 12 years of absence, KLM resumes the connections between Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro from 1st November 2011 by 3 direct flights per week on a Boeing B777-200ER with 318 seat capacity.
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil after Sao Paolo. It's famous with its limitless activities including the famous Carnival and dream beaches.
By our collaboration with local airline GOL, it's possible to have numerous connections in Brazil.
Punta Cana - Dominican Republic
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched a twice weekly service to Punta Cana Airport in the Dominican Republic from 31st October, the start of the 2011 winter schedule. Punta Cana is KLM’s 69th intercontinental destination.
Punta Cana, on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is what Caribbean postcards are made of: twenty-five miles of white sand and swaying coconut trees.
Havana - Cuba
KLM launched a thrice-weekly service to José Martí International Airport on Cuba on 31st October 2011. Cuba is then become KLM’s 68th intercontinental destination.
Cuba offers tremendous diversity : from unspoiled nature and historical and cultural gems to luxury coastal resorts. Fly to this Caribbean island of rumba rhythms to discover 1950s cars, revolutionary spirit and hand-rolled cigars.
Havana is also the perfect destination for food lovers with its Creole flavours and amazing seafood.
Buenos Aires - Argentina
After an absence of 10 years, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes scheduled services between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires on 31 October 2011. Buenos Aires becomes KLMs’ 67th intercontinental destination.
Despite its European connections, Buenos Aires has a flavour all its own. Local culture is celebrated in the weekly Mataderos Fair, gourmet cuisine, a frenzied nightlife and top-drawer activities.The city's dozens of neighbourhood, each with its own personality, offer museums, restaurants, shopping, history, dancing and outdoor activities to suit any taste or budget.
Xiamen - China
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines started its operation to Xiamen International Airport in China on 27th March 2011. KLM is the first airline to offer direct flights between Xiamen and Europe.
Xiamen is the second-largest city in the province of Fujian and has a population of 3 million inhabitants. Owing partly to its favourable geographical location, Xiamen is undergoing rapid economic growth, attracting large international corporations. The city is also a tourist destination with interesting cultural and historical highlights.
Aalborg - Denmark
Effective 27th March 2011, KLM launched a double daily Fokker 70 service to Aalborg in Denmark. Aalborg is KLM’s third Danish destination, besides Billund and Copenhagen, and KLM is the first airline to offer a direct service between Aalborg and Amsterdam. Aalborg is located in the northern part of the country, called Nordjylland, which is known for its beautiful nature and beaches.
Kigali - Rwanda
Since October 2010 KLM operates to Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda, known as 'the land of a thousand hills', is a small country in Central Africa. It currently has a stable and improving economy. Besides Rwanda has one of the highest GDP growth figures over the last few years in Africa. Tourists can enjoy Mountain Gorilla watching, Safari and visiting Lake Kivu.
Hangzhou - China
As one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years, Hangzhou is also well-known for its beautiful natural scenery.
The West Lake in central Hangzhou is one of the most beautiful lakes in China, but Hangzhou is also popular among Chinese and foreign tourists thanks to its temples and pagodas; its gardens and forests; and its silk and tea industries.