KLM Launching Edmonton Service on 19 May 2015
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate a service between Amsterdam and Edmonton. This destination will initially be served by three roundtrips a week, increasing to four from 22 June 2015.
The service will be operated using Airbus A330-200 equipment under flight numbers KL675 and KL676. The Edmonton service was due to commence on 5 May 2015, but was postponed.
Flights to Edmonton will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and, from 26 June, on Fridays. Responding to customer demand, KLM is offering three different classes onboard the A330-200: 30 seats in World Business Class; 178 seats in Economy Class; and 35 seats in Economy Comfort Zone (10 cm extra legroom, a backrest that can recline twice as far and priority disembarkation).
The flight from Amsterdam departs at 14:45 hours and lands in Edmonton at 15:45 hours local time. The return flight departs at 18:10 hours from Edmonton and lands the next day at 10:45 hours in Amsterdam.
The Air France-KLM Group serves five destinations in Canada from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal (operated by KLM and Air France), and Calgary and Edmonton (operated by KLM).
Air France-KLM has a codeshare agreement with the Canadian airline WestJet. This provides passengers with up to 30 extra routes within Canada which connect to the Air France-KLM network.
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and Canada’s fifth largest city after Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. It is the most significant economic centre in North Alberta and an important city for the gas and petroleum industry.
Edmonton also has a growing technology sector, which includes such companies as IBM, Dell and General Electric. Finally, the city boasts the largest indoor shopping centre in North America, the West Edmonton Mall, and the largest historical park in Canada, Fort Edmonton Park.