KLM expands network with new destination Edmonton
Next year, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its long-haul flights to Canada to include a new scheduled service to Edmonton. With effect from 5 May 2015, KLM will offer a thrice weekly return service from Amsterdam. This frequency will be increased to four times a week effective 22 June, using Airbus A330-200 equipment under flight number KL675/676.
The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, including Fridays effective 22 June. In catering to customer requirements, KLM will offer three different passenger classes on board the A330-200: 30 seats in World Business Class, 178 seats in Economy Class and 35 seats in the Economy Comfort zone (offering 10 cm more legroom, back supports capable of reclining twice as far, and priority deboarding).
The flight departs from Amsterdam at 2:35 PM and arrives at 3:35 PM local time in Edmonton. The return flight departs at 6:10 PM from Edmonton and the arrival in Amsterdam is at 10:45 AM, the next day.
The Air France-KLM Group operates flights to five destinations in Canada, with departures from Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal (operated by KLM and Air France), Calgary and Edmonton (operated by KLM). Air France-KLM has a codeshare agreement with Canadian carrier WestJet. This offers passengers access to 30 extra routes in Canada connecting to the worldwide Air France-KLM network.
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is also the fifth largest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. It is the largest economic center of northern Alberta, and an important city for the oil and gas industry. Additionally, Edmonton has a large and growing technology sector, with IBM, Dell and General Electric. Finally, the biggest shopping mall in North America, the West Edmonton Mall, and the largest historical park of Canada, Fort Edmonton Park, are in Edmonton.