BOGOTA — Dutch carrier KLM announced the end of its Cali service on March 25, 2017, just two years after the first flight. Three days later, the airline will start services to Cartagena, in the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
“KLM is always looking for new ways to improve its network. The number of passengers traveling to Cali was decreasing, particularly in the business segment. Cartagena is a beautiful and historic city on the Caribbean coast and is attracting a growing number of international tourists. Combined with the business centre of Bogotá, Cartagena makes a good combination to
strengthen KLM’s presence in Colombia. Because of Cartagena’s advantageous location, the flight from Bogotá to Amsterdam will be shorter,” Pieter Groeneveld, Vice President Network Planning KLM commented to Airways.
Besides the change on the route, KLM will also change the aircraft, from a Boeing 777-200(ER) to a 787-9 Dreamliner, offering to its passengers an even more enhanced flight experience.
The time and number of flight also changes, and now KL749 will depart from Amsterdam at 10:15 and arrive in Bogotá at 14:00. Continuing on to Cartagena at 15:40, where it will arrive at 17:10. The last leg of the flight will depart from Cartagena at 18.15, and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 10.45 (all times are local).
The Air France – KLM Group currently has 10 weekly flights to Colombia. Of these, seven are covered by Air France on the Paris – Bogota – Pairs route, while the remaining three are operated by KLM on the Amsterdam – Bogota – Cali – Amsterdam route.