KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it will be expanding its global network to include Austin, Texas. Beginning in May 2020, the capital of Texas will be accessible three times a week with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam, making it the 19th North Atlantic destination to be served by KLM.
The new KLM flights expand the Air France-KLM transatlantic network and strengthen the joint venture portfolio with Delta. To open Austin as a new destination, changes have been made to the long-haul KLM network to free up slots at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Austin on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning May 4, 2020. The flights will be operated using Airbus A330-300 equipment, seating 292 passengers per flight. The Airbus A330-300 flights offer 30 seats in World Business Class, 40 Economy Comfort and 222 Economy Class.
The flight schedule will be as follows:
- KL0667 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:40 p.m. and arrive at 4:10 p.m. local time in Austin (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport).
- KL0668 will leave Austin at 6:00 p.m. local time and arrive the next day at 10:25 a.m. in Amsterdam at Schiphol.
In other related news, KLM recently added three direct flights to Las Vegas at McCarran International Airport, making it the 18th North Atlantic destination to be served directly. Flights operate on Fridays and Saturdays aboard the Boeing 787-9 and depart Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.klm.com.