KLM’s winter schedule for this year will be in effect from Sunday, October 29, 2023, to Sunday, March 31, 2024. Additionally, the French city of Marseille has been added to the network.
Increased Capacity to Canada Furthermore, KLM is offering over 20% more seats to Canada this winter compared to the previous year. During the winter season, direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai will operate daily. All Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft are now equipped with Premium Comfort – KLM’s new intermediate class.
What Is Premium Comfort?
In short, it includes new comfortable seats, extra legroom, and individual dining options.
Reconfiguration of B777-300 and B777-200 Fleet The reconfiguration of the B777-300 fleet to introduce new seats in the World Business class and Premium Comfort will be completed this winter. The same reconfiguration process will begin for the B777-200 fleet.
KLM’s Winter Destinations
This winter, KLM’s network will encompass 157 destinations: 92 in Europe and 65 intercontinental. The number of destinations during the winter period is typically slightly fewer than in summer due to seasonal demand fluctuations.
Europe KLM will add Marseille to its European network. Starting from October 29, the French city will be served three times a day. Similar to the previous winter, KLM will operate twice-weekly flights to Rovaniemi (Finland) and daily flights to Rennes (France).
This winter, KLM will serve 19 destinations in North America, including Canada, the USA, and Mexico. KLM will operate daily flights to Washington in the USA, representing an increase of three flights per week compared to the previous winter. Premium Comfort class will be available on most US routes. Additionally, KLM is offering 20% more seats for flights to Canada compared to the previous year.
Caribbean and Suriname KLM will fly daily to Curaçao, with 11 weekly flights during the peak holiday season. Aruba and Bonaire will also be served daily using Airbus A330-200 or A330-300 aircraft. It’s worth noting that Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire are Caribbean islands and overseas territories of the Netherlands. Sint Maarten (France) will be combined with Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), with three to four weekly flights on this route. Paramaribo (Suriname) will be served six times a week using B777-300 aircraft.
KLM will operate daily flights to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. Buenos Aires (Argentina) will be combined with Santiago (Chile), just like in the previous year. San José (Costa Rica) will be served four times a week either directly or with stops. There will also be six weekly flights to Lima (Peru) and to Quito and Guayaquil (Ecuador).
KLM will offer daily flights to two destinations in South Africa: Johannesburg and Cape Town. Additionally, there will be daily flights on the B777-300 to Nairobi and Accra. Passengers will have a choice of three destinations in Tanzania this winter, with five weekly flights to Kilimanjaro in combination with Dar-es-Salaam, as well as two flights to Zanzibar combined with Dar-es-Salaam.
KLM will operate six weekly flights to Lagos (Nigeria). Furthermore, Kigali in Rwanda and Entebbe in Uganda will be served five times a week this winter.
Asia and the Middle East
The route to Taipei will return in Asia, combined with Manila (four times a week), while stops in Seoul and Bangkok will be suspended. Passenger traffic in Asia has not fully recovered yet following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here’s a list of destinations:
- Beijing and Shanghai (China) will be served daily.
- Hong Kong will have four direct flights per week this winter, one more than in the previous year (2022).
- Daily flights to/from Tokyo Narita (Japan) will operate without stops, representing three additional flights per week compared to the previous year. Osaka (Japan) will be served three times a week.
- Seoul in South Korea will have six weekly flights.
- Bali will be served daily with a stop in Singapore, as in 2022.
- Five weekly flights will operate to Jakarta (Indonesia) with a stop in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
- Daily flights will be available to Bangkok (Thailand).
- In India, Mumbai and Delhi will be served daily, with five weekly flights to Bangalore, one more than in winter 2022.
- Daily flights will be available to Dubai.
- KLM will increase passenger traffic to Riyadh and Dammam. These destinations will be served six times a week, one more flight than in winter 2022.
Where KLM Won’t Fly This Winter
Intercontinental routes that KLM will no longer serve this winter include Barbados, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Muscat. Discontinuing these routes will allow for the servicing of other routes.