Air France KLM to fly directly between Cape Town and Amsterdam


Cape Town - Air France KLM will operate daily flights between Amsterdam and Cape Town all year round starting in May 2016.

The positive move comes after strong growth on the route, with the current flight schedule showing "approximately 92% of all available seats on the Amsterdam to Cape Town route are filled", according to Cape Town Air Access Project Director Paul van den Brink.

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“We have seen marked growth in this route with the number of travellers between Netherlands and Cape Town having grown 9% year-on-year in Quarter 3 of this year," said Wesgro CEO Tim Harris.

“Cape Town is a very popular tourism destination for Dutch travellers and this group makes up the third largest group of visitors from Europe after tourists from the UK and Germany.” 

According to Cape Town Air Access, a division of Wesgro, Dutch travellers represent 10% of Cape Town's European market and approximately 34% of these travellers chose indirect itineraries between Cape Town and Netherlands.  

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“Because KLM has been flying direct from Amsterdam to Cape Town for almost twenty years Amsterdam has developed into an important transfer hub for passengers from North America to Cape Town,” Harris said.  

Air France KLM will use the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route. 

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