Commissioner of Tourism Affairs Roy Marlin welcomes KLMs capacity increase to the island on March 29 when the airline introduces its new summer schedule.
The larger Boeing 747 will replace the current MD-11 that has been flying to the Antilles and Aruba during the last two years. The aircraft will fly to the island on Tuesdays and Thursday on its way to Curacao.
"This change means that the capacity of passengers that are able to fly to the island will increase due to the larger aircraft which seats 428.
"We are living in challenging economic times and this additional seat capacity can result in additional Europeans who can afford to travel to the island.
"This once again signifies the confidence that the airline has in the island as a destination," Commissioner of Tourism Affairs Roy Marlin told the Government Information Service (GIS).