KLM To Add New Route On 787-9 Dreamliner In 2019

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Starting in 2019, KLM will begin to operate direct flights between Las Vegas and Amsterdam on a Boeing 787-9. “The Boeing 787-9 flights will offer 30 seats in World Business Class seats, 45 in Economy Comfort Class and 219 in Economy Class.” Flights will be on Fridays and Sundays.

KLM To Add Amsterdam To Vegas On 787-9 Dreamliner

Per KLM News:

KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Las Vegas on Fridays and Sundays from 6 June 2019. The Boeing 787-9 flights will offer 30 seats in World Business Class seats, 45 in Economy Comfort Class and 219 in Economy Class. A third weekly flight will be launched on Tuesdays from 2 July 2019.The flight schedule will be as follows:

  • KL0635 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:30 hours and arrive at 14:15 hours local time in Las Vegas at McCarran International.
  • KL0636 will leave Las Vegas at 16:05 local time and arrive the next day at 11:05 in Amsterdam at Schiphol.

KLM To Add New Route On 787-9 In 2019

Slot restrictions at Schiphol

In order to open Las Vegas as a new destination, changes had to be made to KLM’s network. Partly due to Schiphol’s slot restrictions, KLM was forced to revise its portfolio of destinations sooner than expected. With effect from 29 March 2019, KLM will therefore stop flying to Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia. While the Freetown/Monrovia route launched in 2017 would have previously been given more time to grow in terms of performance, KLM is now compelled to deploy its fleet and slots differently.

Passengers with a reservation for a flight after 29 March 2019 from Amsterdam to these African destinations and vice versa will either be rebooked or reimbursed. Air France will continue to operate its direct service to Freetown from Paris Charles de Gaulle.

HT: KLM News

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