KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating a service to Harare on October 29, 2012. The Zimbabwean capital will be served in combination with the new KLM destinations Lusaka, Zambia.
“KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. This year we launched service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia, and in 2011 we began serving Kigali in Rwanda. This new addition to our network strengthens our position in Africa,” said Erik Varwijk, KLM managing director and executive vice president of Air France KLM International & The Netherlands.
KLM will operate the service from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Harare International Airport three times a week. The airline will also offer 11 weekly services to Harare via Nairobi in cooperation with Kenya Airways.
Flight KL523 will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Schiphol at 10.20 hrs and arriving in Harare on the same day at 21.25 hrs. The return leg of the circle trip has the same number, KL523, leaving Harare at 22.30 hrs the same day, with an intermediate landing in Lusaka. The flight arrives in Amsterdam the following morning at 10.20 hrs.
KLM operates flights to Amsterdam from 16 departure points in the UK with onward connections to Harare.