KLM Resumes Direct Amsterdam–Dallas/Fort Worth Service
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumed direct service between Amsterdam and Dallas/Fort Worth on Monday, 30 April. This service will only be operated during the summer season, up to including Saturday 27 October.
”KLM is delighted that it can once again offer its customers direct flights to and from this important business and leisure destination this summer,” said KLM President & CEO KLM Peter Hartman. “With the resumption of service to Dallas/Fort Worth, KLM and Delta now operate twenty direct services between Amsterdam and North American cities.”
The Amsterdam-Dallas/Fort Worth service will be operated five times a week, using an Airbus A330-200. Flight KL669 departs from Amsterdam at 10.30 hrs CET and arrives in Dallas/Fort Worth at 13.50 hrs LT. The return flight, KL670, leaves Dallas/Fort Worth 15.45 hrs LT and arrives in Amsterdam at 08.00 CET the next day.
KLM first began operating scheduled service to Dallas/Fort Worth in March 2008. During the past winter, KLM and its Transatlantic Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines decided that this route would only be served in summer. The key reasons being fluctuating seasonal demand and industry-wide overcapacity in the transatlantic market.
The flights can be booked via www.klm.com. Flying Blue members who book travel to Dallas/Fort Worth in May and June will earn double FB miles.
With more than 260 transatlantic flights a day, operated by a fleet of 144 aircraft, the Transatlantic Joint Venture (JV) between AIR FRANCE KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines offers customers the benefit of a sprawling network. With more flights, attractive rates and seamless services for transatlantic travel. The JV network is structured around seven main hubs: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG and Rome Fiumicino.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline 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 names and hubs —Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identities — passenger transport, cargo, transport, and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM cityhopper and transavia.com. KLM serves 135 destinations using a modern fleet of 157 aircraft and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, which offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 926 destinations in more than 173 countries. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region around the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the Dutch economy.