KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced plans to expand its scheduled service in Africa to include Windhoek, Namibia.
The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted slightly to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover, KLM said. The flights to Luanda and Windhoek will be operated using Airbus 330-200 aircraft with 243 seats.
Flight KL0575 will depart on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:45 p.m. from Amsterdam and arrive the next day in Luanda at 7:30 a.m. (local time). At 8:45 a.m. (local time) it will continue on to Windhoek arriving at 12:15 p.m. (local time). The return flight, KL0576, will depart on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays from Windhoek at 5:40 p.m. (local time) and land in Luanda at 7:15 p.m. (local time). From there the flight will depart from Luanda at 8:40 p.m. (local time) and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 5:20 a.m.
"Having extended our destinations on the North American continent this year to Salt Lake City and Miami, and to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Astana (Kazakhstan), we have now added another KLM destination in Africa," said KLM CEO Pieter Elbers. "We operate 55 flights a week to destinations in Africa."
Travel highlights in Namibia include the sand dunes of the Namib Desert (the oldest in the world), wildlife parks, and its beautiful beaches. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, which offers a variety of cultural and culinary adventures, as well as shopping to discover.
Windhoek is KLM’s twelfth destination in Africa. The airline also flies to Luanda (Angola), Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and Cairo (Egypt).