Las Vegas (September 21, 2018)
– KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
will soon be expanding its global network to include Las Vegas (LAS), Nevada. Beginning in summer 2019, Las Vegas will be accessible up to three times a week with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam. The flights will be operated using B787-9 (Dreamliner) equipment and will seat 294 passengers.
“Las Vegas will become KLM’s 18th North Atlantic destination to be served directly. Including Las Vegas as KLM’s latest destination will offer our customers even more flight connections to and from the west coast of America,” says Pieter Elbers, KLM President & CEO.
KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Fridays and Sundays beginning June 6, 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 beginning July 2, 2019. The new KLM flights will extend Air France-KLM’s transatlantic network and strengthen its joint venture portfolio with Delta Airlines.
“We are pleased to welcome these new flights from Amsterdam and look forward to a successful future as KLM and the SkyTeam Airline Alliance continue to expand their extensive network of air service offerings to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation.
With an estimated economic impact of $29 million, this flight will mark the first direct nonstop service from KLM and will again connect Amsterdam directly to Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to welcome new seasonal nonstop service between Amsterdam and Las Vegas with our newest airline partner, KLM,” said Cathy Tull, chief marekting officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA.) “Expanding air service is a long-term process, and we celebrate this important milestone with KLM, McCarran International Airport and with our resort and allied partners.”
Las Vegas currently welcomes more than 200 weekly nonstop flights from 20 foreign cities in 9 countries by 17 carriers
The flight schedule will be as follows:
- KL0635 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:30 and arrive at 14:15 local time in Las Vegas at McCarran International.
- KL0636 will depart Las Vegas at 16:05 local time and arrive the next day at 11:05 in Amsterdam at Schiphol.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/
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ABOUT McCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
McCarran International Airport is located in the shadows of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and is the gateway for nearly half of the people who visit Southern Nevada each year. Including arrivals and departures, McCarran hosted 48.5 million passengers in 2017, making it the eighth-busiest airport in North America. With 30 airlines providing nonstop service to more than 140 destinations, McCarran makes it possible for the world to experience one of the most alluring travel destinations. McCarran International Airport is owned and operated by Clark County, Nevada, and does not benefit from local tax dollars.