With the ongoing crises of Ghana’s favorite direct airline “Ghana International”, the competition between world top airlines Virgin Atlantic, British Airway and KLM has moved to a new stage. Although it will take a long time for the large Ghanaian community in UK to determine their next favorite carrier as the majority seeks a balance between the quality and the price of the flight. Where the direct flights are considerable expensive and seat availability already shrinking down, on the other hand, the cheapest indirect flights involve long stop overs that are so long that passenger ends up paying far more for food and water.
Out of the many top airlines we have today that connect Accra with London daily, KLM Royal Dutch airline provides a fine balance in nearly every thing. For instance, though its indirect but the stop over in a European city is short and the airport itself is one of the world’s best airports a record holder in hospitality. Also, not just that but its one of the cheap flights to Accra on the listings for Summer Holidays and coming Christmas vacations .It is the popularity that has caused a seat shortage for KLM’s cheapest Christmas promotional fares for Accra nearly six months in advance.
The question is what makes KLM is a reliable and best airline that it is today. Here are a few quick facts:
KLM is the World’s oldest airline still operating under its original name since founded on 7 October 1919.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the flagship carrier of Netherlands and connects through stop over / change over in Amsterdam close to its headquarters in Amstelveen.
KLM provides one of the world’s largest routings and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 90 destinations.
As per the calculations of 2007, KLM airline has 33,000 happy and satisfied employees though the number keeps increasing.
KLM merged with Air France in 2004 (KLM Air France Holding company) and often flies or return through either Amsterdam or Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris.
KLM Air France is the world’s largest airline partnership in terms of annual turn over.
It also transports the most passengers and is the second-largest cargo transporter in the world.
KLM also operates code share flights with Kenya Airways via Nairobi.
KLM is known for providing maximum baggage (2 pc, 23 kilos each and 7 kilos hand luggage generally, please check with agents).
In case of schedule changes from the airline or any weather or other uncontrollable disruptions if any, KLM is a trust worthy carrier for provides excellent customers support, alternates and customer services.
From Accra, Ghana KLM Royal Dutch Airlines with Air France or Kenya Airways offer daily flights to Amsterdam and 4 flights a week to Nairobi. From its hub Amsterdam, KLM connects to more than 400 destinations worldwide. In 2004 KLM replaced Boeing-767 with MD-11, as a response to the positive development of international traffic to and from Ghana. The MD-11 aircraft has more space for baggage and a capacity of 31 World Business Class and 251 Economy class seats, as compared to Boeing-767 (30 and 190 seats). KLM has 49 years of uninterrupted services from Ghana which shows the commitment of KLM to the Ghanaian market.