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KLM to launch flights to Punta Cana in october 2011

The Dutch airline, KLM, has announced that it will be operating flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic at the start of October, 2011, providing an alternative for travellers who don't want to travel to the Caribbean island via the United States.

KLM to launch flights to Punta Cana in october 2011

Travellers will be able to take direct flights to Punta Cana from Amsterdam after KLM announced that will be commencing a new service in October this year. The Dutch Airline says that passengers will be able to take a direct route to the Dominican Republic rather than travel via the United States.

The new flights will also be attractive to passengers who are connecting through the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, an airport which offers several international connections to travellers arriving from all over the world.

The flights to Punta Cana will depart Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport (AMS) at 10am on Mondays and Thursdays with a stopover in Havana in Cuba, and passengers will arrive to their Punta Cana holidays at 7.30pm local time. Return flights will depart Punta Cana Airport and 8.30pm and the non-stop service will arrive in Amsterdam at 10am the following morning local time.

KLM's will use MD11 equipment for the Punta Cana flights, which will seat 285 passengers: 24 in World Business Class and 261 in Economy Class.

President and Chief Executive Officer of KLM, Peter Hartman, said: "Following the expansion of our Caribbean capacity to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, and the new scheduled service to Havana announced last month, I am delighted to announce that KLM will be adding Punta Cana to its network from the winter of 2011. The Dominican Republic is a wonderful holiday destination and is in great demand in the Dutch market. We are looking forward to working with our partners in the travel world to make this destination a success."

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919 and since its merge with Air France in 2004, the airline now offers flight to destinations all across the world including the United States, Latin and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.

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