Royal Dutch Airlines now operating three
weekly roundtrip flights to Amsterdam
LM Royal Dutch Airlines began operating today three roundtrip flights a week to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The new KLM service supplements three daily flights between Amsterdam and Minneapolis operated by Delta Air Lines, Air France KLM’s transatlantic joint-venture partner.
“We are excited about the launch of service to Minneapolis as part of KLM’s continued network expansion throughout North America,” said Stéphane Ormand, Vice President & General Manager of Air France-KLM USA. “The addition of Minneapolis emphasizes the strength of our joint-venture with Delta Airlines, and further expands the reach of our network worldwide.”
Flight schedule (in local time)
Departs Minneapolis-MSP at 3:00 p.m., arrives in Amsterdam at 6:00 a.m. the following day;
Departs Amsterdam-AMS at 9:35 a.m., arrives in Minneapolis at 11:20 a.m.
The flights will be operated using an Airbus 330-200 with 18 World Business Class seats, 35 Economy Comfort seats and 214 seats in Economy Class.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs– Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 32,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
Air France and KLM and their partners Delta and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 250 daily flights.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.