New service connects leading airport super hubs for easy connections worldwide
DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport today welcomed the seasonal KLM Royal Dutch Airlines nonstop service between DFW to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, linking two of the world's great international airports and offering excellent connection options to passengers on each end of the route. KLM operates the route with Airbus A330-200 aircraft capable of seating up to 243 passengers (30 in World Business Class and 213 in Economy Class).
"It's great to have KLM bring its outstanding service to Amsterdam back to DFW after a winter hiatus," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "Our primary mission here at DFW is to provide great air service for the citizens of Dallas and Fort Worth, and KLM, with its tremendous service and reputation certainly presents a great option for our travelers."
"KLM is excited to be reintroducing its service to the Dallas-Forth Worth community," said Patrick Roux, Senior Vice President Air France and KLM for the Americas. "Customers will once again be able to benefit from KLM's legendary genuine and refreshing service supported by our state-of-the-art international hub in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with convenient connections to Europe, Middle East & Africa."
The non-stop flights, operating five times a week in collaboration with Delta, will depart DFW on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:45 pm and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 08:00 am local time. The return flights will depart from Amsterdam on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:35 am, arriving in DFW at 1:50 pm local time.
The flights operate within the framework of the trans-Atlantic joint venture agreement signed in May 2009 between Air France, KLM and Delta and enlarged to Alitalia in July 2010. Under the terms of this agreement, the partners jointly operate and share the revenues and costs of their trans-Atlantic routes.
DFW Airport offers world-class facilities for visitors to Dallas/Fort Worth, having been ranked in the top five for customer service among large airports worldwide for the past five consecutive years in surveys of international passengers conducted globally by Airports Council International. The Airport was also recently ranked the top U.S. airport for High-Tech travelers by PCWorld magazine.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a worldwide airline company based in the Netherlands. It comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper and transavia.com.
AIR FRANCE KLM, the result of a merger between AIR FRANCE and KLM in 2004, is one of the leading European air transport groups. Its main activities are the air transport of passengers and cargo as well as aircraft maintenance. In 2010-11, AIR FRANCE KLM carried 71.3 million passengers and 1.5 million tons of cargo. The group's fleet comprises more 590 aircraft, including 181 regional aircraft operated by its partners Brit Air, City Jet, Regional and KLM Cityhopper. Its network covers 254 destinations in 124 countries from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. The AIR FRANCE KLM group currently operates from 11 U.S. gateways and provides service from 125 U.S. cities through joint venture partner Delta. The Flying Blue frequent flyer program is leader in Europe and has over 19 million members. With their partners Delta and Alitalia, AIR FRANCE and KLM operate the biggest transatlantic joint venture with more than 250 daily flights. AIR FRANCE and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance which has 15 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to 926 destinations in 173 countries.
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Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop service to 145 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide. For five consecutive years, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com.
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