Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 | 10:57 a.m.
Flights between Las Vegas and Amsterdam are about to become more convenient.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is expanding its nonstop flights to include Las Vegas beginning in June 2019. The Las Vegas flights will be available up to three times a week with a direct service from Amsterdam.
“Las Vegas will become KLM’s 18th North Atlantic destination to be served directly,”KLM president and CEO Pieter Elbers said in a statement. “Including Las Vegas as KLM’s latest destination will offer our customers even more flight connections to and from the west coast of America.”
KLM will initially offer flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and McCarran International Airport on Fridays and Sundays. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights feature 30 business class seats, 45 seats in economy comfort class and 219 in economy class.
A third weekly flight operating on Tuesdays will being in July.
Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority CEO Steve Hill said that new route will provide new opportunities for international tourism.
“Having someone with the significance of KLM break into the market is really important,” Hill said. “The Amsterdam route has a lot of opportunity. When you combine that with KLM’s extensive network, we really thing it will be a very successful route.”