Aviation: KLM reaches 13th destination in Africa with new flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia


By Renn Offor

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it would be expanding its reach on the African Continent with the addition of two flights to Freetown and Monrovia. This new move by KLM would have increased the airlines destinations to 13, from the current 11 destinations it serves in Africa.

According to finchannel.com, the additional flights would commence at the start of its new 2017 summer schedule as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia.

Pieter Elbers, KLM President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), speaking on the new development said, ‘With the addition of Freetown and Monrovia, KLM will be serving thirteen destinations in Africa in 2017. In this way, we will strengthen our position in Africa considerably and offer our passengers an even greater choice’.

This will serve to further expand KLM’s African network, according to KLM.

Starting from 2017, the new schedule will now imply that KLM will operate its flights to Freetown and Monrovia using Airbus 330-200s which can seat 267 passengers. Flight KL0511 will depart on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 14.35 from Amsterdam and arrive in Freetown at 19.30, local time.

After a short layover, it will continue on at 20.40 continuing on to Monrovia and arriving at 21.55, local time. The return flight will depart from Monrovia at 23.20, local time, and arrive in Amsterdam at 8.10, local time.

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