Dutch KLM added two new long-haul operations from its Amsterdam (AMS) hub in the past few days. The airline started services to Mumbai (BOM) on October 29 and to Mauritius (MRU) on October 30. The Sky Team member will use its 797-9s to operate both new routes.
KLM’s new service to Mumbai marks the 10th weekly rotation from the Dutch capital to the Indian city. The 6,857-km route is also serviced by Jet Airways on a daily basis using a fleet of 777-300s.
In contrast, the flight between Amsterdam and Mauritius is offered only by the Dutch carrier at present. It is expected that the 9,559-km sector length will also be serviced by Air Mauritius in partnership with KLM as of September 2017. The passengers are expected to fly onboard a fleet of A340-300s.