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KLM to begin service to Las Vegas with Dreamliner 787 in June

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McCarran International Airport has landed another worldwide airline.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its global network to include Las Vegas 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 use a 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," said Pieter Elbers, KLM president & 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 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 flight schedule will be as follows:

KL0635 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:30 p.m, and arrive at 2:15 p.m, local time at McCarran International.

KL0636 will depart Las Vegas at 4:05 p.m. and arrive the next day at 11:05 a.m. in Amsterdam at Schiphol.

“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.

Las Vegas has more than 200 weekly nonstop flights from 20 foreign cities in 9 countries by 17 carriers.

“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.”

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 with Las Vegas.

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