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KLM to launch scheduled service to Xiamen
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced they will begin operating a scheduled service to Xiamen International Airport in China starting March 27th 2011. KLM is the first airline to offer direct flights between Xiamen and Europe.
“This 7th destination in Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) really strengthens our position in this fast growing market. From Europe we have the most destinations in Greater China. With this new route we’ll be offering 43 weekly flights to China,” says KLM President Peter Hartman.
Rapid economic growth
Xiamen is the second-largest city in the province of Fujian and has a population of 3 million. Owing partly to its favourable geographical location, Xiamen is undergoing rapid economic growth and attracting large international corporations. The city is also a tourist destination with interesting cultural and historical highlights.
Scheduled flights three times a week
The new service will be operated three times a week. Flight KL883 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, returning from Xiamen the following day. The return flight, KL884, will depart from Xiamen International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Amsterdam on the same day.
Flights will be operated with Boeing 777-200ER equipment, which can seat up to 318 passengers: 35 in World Business Class and 283 in Economy Class. KLM’s SkyTeam partner China Southern Airlines will be offering connecting flights to and from Xiamen for a host of destinations within China.
You can start booking flights for this new scheduled service to and from Xiamen airport in China on KLM.com
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