KLM will expand its intercontinental network with six new destinations, including Phuket with a stop in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
As part of a strategy to fly “where recovery will be quickest”, KLM will add 6 six new destinations, offering passengers more choices of destinations, including Mombasa, Orlando, Cancun, Bridgetown, Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), and Phuket.
The airline will operate flights to Mombasa twice a week, to Orlando four a week. Flights to Cancun, Bridgetown, Trinidad and Tobago will be served by three weekly flights.
Phuket is the single leisure destination in Asia with four flights per week. Flights from Amsterdam to Phuket will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, with a stop in Kuala Lumpur in both directions. It is scheduled to start on 1 November.
Previously, The Thai government has launched the “Sandbox Project” which will open Phuket to vaccinated travelers from 1 July. By October, the island will fully open with all visa and other requirements eased.
With this expansion, the KLM will reach the pre-Covid level of the destination network, but the passenger capacity and frequencies are still fewer.
KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said: “For KLM, this represents the next, significant step towards rebuilding its network. We will serve as many as 99 destinations in Europe during summer and, with this latest expansion, will significantly strengthen KLM’s intercontinental network for the winter.”