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Published on : Friday, February 4, 2022
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is expanding its network to Austin, Texas. Starting March 28, 2022, KLM will operate a direct service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) three times a week on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Austin is the 19th North American destination to be served by KLM.
Austin, the capital of Texas, is known as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ and is considered an epicenter of the tech industry due to its high concentration of startups and tech companies.
This route was originally scheduled to start in May 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eric Caron, SVP and General Manager of North America for Air France-KLM said that they are excited to expand their service and inaugurate the first scheduled service between Austin and Amsterdam.
They look forward to connecting Austin to our global network via Schiphol and providing Europeans direct access to the dynamic city of Austin with its vibrant culture and robust tech industry.
Austin is KLM’s second destination in Texas after Houston. Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring World Business Class flat-beds with direct aisle access, HD entertainment, and on board Wi-Fi.
The state-of-the-art aircraft incorporates many innovations to enhance passenger well-being and sustainability including:
30% larger windows
Ambient LED mood lighting
Higher cabin pressure
Double air filtration
20% lower fuel consumption
Less noise during take-off and landing compared with similarly sized aircraft
Less waste during manufacturing
Passengers flying from Austin can conveniently connect to over 60 destinations across Europe, Africa, and India via Amsterdam Schiphol. The award-winning airport is among Europe’s most popular for transfers due to its single terminal design and multitude of shops and services.
After originally welcoming KLM to Austin in 2019, AUS is excited to finally launch nonstop service to Amsterdam, said Jaqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer of AUS.
The flight schedule is as follows:
KL0668 departs Austin at 18:00 hours local time and arrives at Schiphol the next day at 10:25 hours.
KL0667 departs Schiphol at 12:40 hours and arrives at 16:10 local time in Austin.