KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will next year expand its long-haul services to the USA with flights to Salt Lake City. In addition, KLM will offer customers new scheduled service to the Spanish island of Ibiza for an eight-week period during the summer season.
“KLM’s network is developing progressively, offering more capacity and wonderful new destinations. Last week, KLM added five new European destinations, and we will also begin operating flights to Ibiza and Salt Lake City. These two new destinations will enable us to offer even better service to business and leisure travellers.„
Harm Kreulen, Director KLM Netherlands
Amsterdam – Salt Lake City, operated by KLM effective 5 May 2016.
The flights to Salt Lake City will start two times per week effective 5th of May, on Thursdays and Saturdays, and frequency will increase to three times per week, including Mondays, effective 4th of July. KLM will cater to customer requirements by offering three different passenger classes aboard the A330-200: 30 seats in World Business Class, 178 seats in Economy Class, and 35 seats in Economy Comfort, which offers 10 cm more legroom, double-reclining seats and priority de-boarding.
The new KLM flights to Salt Lake City will supplement the existing daily flight between Salt Lake City and Amsterdam operated by Air France KLM’s Transatlantic Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines. Salt Lake City is one of Delta’s five hubs. Thanks to its code-sharing partnership with Delta, KLM is able to offer its passengers seamless connections to more than 50 North American destinations via Salt Lake City.
About Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Utah. The city was founded in 1847 by Mormons and its metropolitan area currently has a total population of 1.2 million. Salt Lake City has developed a strong tourist industry oriented towards outdoor recreation and, more specifically, skiing. Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is the gateway to numerous impressive national parks. Salt Lake City is also the industrial banking capital of the United States.
Flight schedules Amsterdam – Salt Lake City (local times)
From 5 May through 18 June and from 8 September through 29 October, the flights will depart from Amsterdam at 10.20 CET, arriving in Salt Lake City at 12.40 local time. The return flights will depart from Salt Lake City at 14.50 local time, arriving in Amsterdam at 08.20 CET the following morning.
From 23 June through 5 September, the flights will depart from Amsterdam at 12.30 CET, arriving in Salt Lake City at 14.50 local time. The return flights will depart from Salt Lake City at 16.50 local time, arriving in Amsterdam at 10.20 CET the following morning.
Ibiza at the height of the holiday season
Ibiza service will begin on 4 July 2016 and will continue until 25 August 2016. Flights will be operated on weekdays only. Ibiza will be available for booking from Wednesday, 16 December.
Flight schedule to Ibiza (all in local time)
- Departing Amsterdam 14.05 – Arriving in Ibiza 16.40;
- Departing Ibiza 17.30 – Arriving in Amsterdam 20.10;
- Aircraft type: Boeing 737-700.
The peak season KLM operation to Ibiza is in addition to the existing Transavia Summer operations from Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam.
15 December 2015