KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it will re-start operating flights to Harare in Zimbabwe from 29 Oct 2012. KLM used to serve Harare until late-Octoer 1999 with a biweekly Amsterdam <> Harare flight. The airline will operate the service from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Harare International Airport three times a week. The Zimbabwean capital will be served in combination with the new KLM destination Lusaka, Zambia, that started in May 2012.
KLM will operate the route on-board an Airbus A330-200 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Schiphol at 10.20 hrs and arriving in Harare on the same day at 21.25 hrs. The return leg of the circle trip will be leaving Harare at 22.30 hrs the same day, with an intermediate landing in Lusaka in Zambia. The flight arrives in Amsterdam the following morning at 10.20 hrs.
KLM will also offer eleven weekly services to Harare via Nairobi in cooperation with Kenya Airways.