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KLM puts passengers in a South American mood

4th April 2008 Print
In April and May, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is once again organizing its annual Food & Wine Festival. This year the theme is South America. The South American Experience will take place from March 30 to May 31. Meals made to recipes by the famous Brazilian chef Mara Salles will form part of the experience, accompanied by specially selected wines from Chili and Argentina.

South American-style food and wine will be served in World Business Class (WBC) and Economy Class on intercontinental flights from Schiphol, São Paulo, Panama City, and Lima. To complete the South American mood, the book “Taste South America” containing local color and tips for tourists will be available in World Business Class. Inflight Entertainment will also reflect the theme with music by South American artists and new destination videos about Panama and Brazil. The KLM lounges at Schiphol will also adopt the South American theme throughout the festival.

“We are proud to be able to offer authentic Brazilian cuisine on board through our association with Mara Salles,” said Bart Vos, KLM executive vice president - Inflight Services. “Our annual food & wine festival enables us to present our passengers with a unique experience. We feel it is important to continue to surprise our customers on board.”

From 30 March, KLM is launching a thrice-weekly service to Panama City. Customers now have a wide choice of destinations in Central and South America from Panama thanks to the codeshare agreement with COPA Airlines.

The Lima service is expanding to seven flights a week compared with the six flights that were operated last summer. Capacity on the São Paulo route is also increasing from four to seven flights using Boeing 777-300 ER equipment.