From : Tourismupdate.co.za

By : Jeanette Phillips

30 March 2012

KLM has launched scheduled services between Amsterdam and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda, Angola, on March 27.

KLM and Air France will jointly devote special attention to Africa this summer. In addition to Luanda, KLM will also begin operating flights to the Zambian capital Lusaka in May. With the launch of services to Luanda, KLM consolidates its position in Africa. The KLM and Air France hubs now offer even more connections to Luanda, with four weekly services from Paris and Amsterdam to the Angolan capital.

Luanda will be served twice weekly with an A330-200 that can accommodate 243 passengers; 30 in World Business Class, 178 in economy class, and 35 in economy comfort.

Flights depart from Schiphol on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21h20, arriving in Luanda at 05h00 the next day. The return flight departs from Luanda on Wednesdays and Sundays at 19h00, arriving in Amsterdam at 04h45 the next day.