Update – Confirmation from KLM
KLM has confirmed our report. In a statement, the airline said “From 28 October 2019, KLM will fly between Amsterdam Schiphol and Bangalore on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The flights with the Boeing 787-9 offer 30 seats in the World Business Class, 45 seats in the Economy Comfort Class and 219 seats in the Economy Class.” The schedule is below in the report.
Website luchtvaartnieuws.nl is reporting that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will commence thrice a week direct flights between Amsterdam Schiphol and Bangalore Kempegowda airports from the Winter 2019 schedule which should commence from October 28th. The site quotes Director of KLM Netherlands Harm Kreulen.
Schedule of KLM Amsterdam Bangalore
KL879 will depart Amsterdam Schiphol at 11:05 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and will arrive Bangalore Kempegowda at 00:50 early the next morning i.e. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
KL880 will depart Bangalore Kempegowda at 02:45 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and arrive Amsterdam Schiphol at 08:20 the same day.
New Boeing 787-9
The flight will be operated by the new state of the art Boeing 787-9 airliner in a three-class configuration. 30 seats in a full-flat business class, 48 seats in a 35-inch seat pitch economy “comfort” class, and 216 seats in a standard economy class.
Editor’s note: The correct cabin configuration is 30/45/219 based on the confirmation by KLM.
The aircraft features in-flight Wi-Fi and other modern amenities.
Seat map of KLM Boeing 787-9
Video of the KLM 787-9 cabin
Reviews of the economy class and business class on the KLM 787-9
KLM has increased its flights to India post the collapse of its Indian partner Jet Airways. Jet’s Bengaluru Amsterdam flights, which commenced in end 2017, were performing well, and the many North America-bound passengers were ferried by KLM on their trans-Atlantic leg.
We expect KLM to operate a schedule similar to that of Jet Airways, but await a response from the airline. Stay tuned for further details. Air France, the part of the Air France-KLM conglomerate already operates flights on the Paris Charles De Gaulle Bangalore Kempegowda sector using an Airbus A330-200.
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