KLM announces expansion to Zimbabwe

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced today that it will begin operating a service to Harare as of 29 October 2012

As interest and travel to Zimbabwe continues, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announces their plans to expand their service offering to include Harare International Airport. The proposed new route will see KLM operating a service from Amsterdam Airport Schipol to Harare International Airport three times a week.

In addition, KLM will also offer eleven weekly services to Harare via Nairobi in cooperation with Kenya Airways, which is currently experiencing and undergoing rapid development of its fleet expansion and destination offering.

The proposed flight KL523 will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays as follows:

Departure from Schipol at 10.20 hrs and arriving in Harare at 21.25 hrs the same day

The return leg will run as follows:

Departure from Harare at 22.30 hrs on the same day, with an intermediate landing in Lusaka and arriving in Amsterdam the following morning at 10.20hrs

Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Air France, KLM International & the Netherlands stated, “KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. Earlier this year we launched a service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia. This new addition of Zimbabwe to our network strengthens our current position in Africa.”