Among those in Mumbai to celebrate the start of KLM’s three times weekly service from Amsterdam was the SkyTeam member’s CEO Pieter Elbers (second left). As result of this launch, KLM, along with Jet Airways, will offer a combined 10 weekly flights between Amsterdam and Mumbai, with the Dutch carrier using its 787-9s on the 6,857-kilometre sector.
- KLM has expanded its long-haul offering to Asia and Africa from Amsterdam (AMS) this week, beginning flights on 29 October to Mumbai (BOM), while services to Mauritius (MRU) started the following day. Both 6,857- and 9,559-kilometre routes will be flown by the SkyTeam member on its fleet of 787-9s. With the launch of flights to Mumbai, there are now 10 weekly rotations to the Indian city from Amsterdam, with KLM’s new service joining Jet Airways’ existing daily 777-300-operated service. At present no other airline currently flies between Amsterdam and Mauritius when referring to OAG schedules, although Air Mauritius will begin flights in partnership with KLM from the start of S18, with it expected to use its A340-300s on the route.