KLM has revealed on the GDS that it plans to launch service to Fukuoka in Japan, in Summer 2013. Fukuoka will be the airline's third Japanese destination after Tokyo and Osaka.
The new service will begin on 3rd April, 2013 and will operate thrice weekly.
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KLM's new service to Amsterdam, will become the longest flight out of Fukuoka when it starts operating. Presently this title is being held by the Hawaiian Airlines service to Honolulu. The KLM flight is well timed to connect with domestic flight babjs at Fukuoka.
The KLM service will be the first nonstop route linking Fukuoka with Europe in over a decade. Prior to year 2000, Fukuoka used to cater to a number of long haul airlines - including the likes of British Airways and Air Lanka - and has recently shown a resurgence of new international services.