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KLM takes off to Las Vegas

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner PH-BHP (msn 42506) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 943792.

Today (June 6) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines initiated its Amsterdam-Las Vegas (LAS) route. KLM will use a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a capacity of 294 seats per flight on Thursdays and Sundays. Starting July 1, a third weekly flight will be added on Tuesdays.

The new KLM flights will expand on Air France-KLM’s transatlantic network and serve to strengthen the joint venture portfolio with Delta Air Lines.

Photo: Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

KLM will operate its flights to Las Vegas on Thursdays and Sundays. The flights, using a Boeing 787-9, offer thirty seats in World Business Class, forty-five seats in Economy Comfort Class, and 219 seats in Economy Class. In July, we will add a third weekly flight on Tuesdays.

The flight schedule is as follows:

  • KL0635 departs from Amsterdam Schiphol at 12:35 and arrives at Las Vegas McCarran International at 14:15 local time.
  • KL0636 departs from Las Vegas at 16:05 local time and arrives the next day at 11:05 Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Las Vegas becomes KLM’s 18th North Atlantic destination.
Top Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner PH-BHP (msn 42506) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 943792.
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KLM is coming to Las Vegas

Named "Tulip", delivered on August 16, 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 nonstop KLM flight from Amsterdam.

The flights will be operated using Boeing 787-9 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 and CEO.

KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Las Vegas on Fridays and Sundays from 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 Air Lines.

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.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by KLM/Andres Bolkenbaas): KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner PH-BHP (msn 42506) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 943429.

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“Tulip” KLM’s latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines welcomed its 13th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner bearing registration PH-BHP to Schiphol today, August 17, concluding its flight from Everett, where it took off yesterday bound for the Dutch airport. The aircraft carries the name “Tulip”.

KLM’s Dreamliners are named after flowers or flowering plants; a typical Dutch export product that therefore resonates with KLM perfectly. Other aircraft in KLM’s B787s fleet carry names such as Orchid, Sunflower, Carnation, Lavender and Marguerite. The name of the 13th Dreamliner is no coincidence either. The Netherlands is famous for its tulips and is one of the most important exporting countries for tulips and tulip bulbs.

KLM continues to invest in fleet renewal

In the interests of customer satisfaction, KLM again invested in renewing its fleet in 2018. The Tulip is the third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to arrive on Dutch soil so far in 2018. The two other Dreamliners touched down earlier this year in January and April. What’s more, KLM added seven new Embraers to its fleet. The latest Dreamliner is the last Boeing 787-9 to arrive for the time being. Expectations are that in June 2019, KLM will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10.

Boeing 787 emits less CO2

The Boeing 787 produces less surrounding noise, uses less fuel and therefore emits less CO2. This makes the aim of lowering CO2 emissions by 20% in 2020 (compared to 2011) feasible. Less waste is generated during the production phase because the Dreamliner consists largely of easy-to-cut carbon fibre composites.

The aircraft offers a range of passenger benefits in terms of travel comfort. For example, greater air pressure in the cabin means that passengers arrive feeling more rested. And for passengers wanting to stay online during their flight, there’s WiFi on board. The aircraft seats 30 passengers in business class, 48 in economy comfort and 216 in economy.

Photos Above: KLM.

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Below Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner PH-BHP (msn 42506) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 943207.

"Tulip", delivered on August 16, 2018