Marnix Fruitema, senior vice president, North America of KLM, and Brian Ryks, executive director/CEO of Metropolitan Airports Commission, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ inaugural flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has begun operating 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.
The new flight schedule will include departures from Minneapolis-MSP at 3:00 p.m., arriving in Amsterdam at 6:00 a.m. the following day. Flights will depart Amsterdam-AMS at 9:35 a.m. and arrive 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 and in 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form Air France KLM. The line 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. The company also employs more than 32,000 people internationally.
Air France and KLM and their partners Delta and Alitalia operate the largest transatlantic joint venture with over 250 daily flights.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network.
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