KLM Doubles Flights to Asia, Launches New Class in Summer 2023 Schedule
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has unveiled its summer schedule for 2023, which will see the airline expand its presence in Asia by doubling the number of flights to the region compared to 2022.
With 165 destinations on offer, KLM will also introduce new routes, increase the frequency of existing ones, and launch its new Premium Comfort class on intercontinental flights.
One of the new destinations added to the summer schedule, following last winter’s success, is Nantes, which will be served by three daily flights. Rennes, the regional capital of Brittany, will also have a daily service from the start of the summer schedule.
In Asia, KLM will operate services to 16 destinations, including daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai, as well as three times a week to Hong Kong and twice a week to Taipei via Incheon (South Korea).
Japan will be served with a twice-weekly service to Osaka via Incheon, three weekly flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport via Incheon, and twice-weekly direct service to Tokyo.
Furthermore, Indonesian destinations Denpasar and Jakarta will be served via Singapore, and there will be a daily service to Delhi and Mumbai in India, along with five weekly flights to Bangalore.
In North America, KLM will expand its route network to 18 destinations, including New York, Atlanta, Austin, Washington, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and will operate 13 flights a week to Toronto in Canada, compared to 10 flights in 2022.
KLM’s new Premium Comfort class will be available on flights to New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Toronto, and Calgary.
In the Middle East, the airline will operate daily services to Dubai and Tel Aviv (Israel), as well as a daily flight to Kuwait, four times a week in combination with Bahrain, and three times a week in combination with Muscat. KLM operates to Dammam in combination with Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) six times a week.
In the Caribbean and Suriname, KLM will be operating daily services to Curaçao this summer. There will also be a daily flight to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire. Paramaribo will be served by six weekly flights, and KLM will also operate three weekly services to Port of Spain and Sint Maarten.
Finally, in South America, KLM will run flights to 10 destinations this summer, including daily services to Sao Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Panama City (Panama). Flights to Costa Rica will operate according to the winter schedule until mid-May, with three weekly flights to San José in combination with Liberia (Costa Rica).