KLM begins nonstop service to Amsterdam in March
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is expanding its network to Austin, Texas. On 28 March 2022, KLM will operate a direct service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Austin–Bergstrom International Airport three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
“This week has been full of exciting news for AUS as we welcome nonstop services to Europe,” said Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager of the SD23 Mobility Outcome. “Expanding Austin’s connection to Europe and new international destinations is a long-term goal for our airport and will support Austin’s growth and development as a tech hub and premiere destination. A nonstop service to Amsterdam is a great achievement for Austin.”
Austin is the 19th North American destination to be served by KLM. The capital of Texas is known as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ and is considered an epicentre of the tech industry due to the high concentration of startups and tech companies.
“We are excited to expand our service and inaugurate the first scheduled service between Austin and Amsterdam,” said Eric Caron, SVP and General Manager of North America, Air France-KLM. “We look forward to connecting Austin to our global network via Schiphol and providing Europeans direct access to the dynamic city of Austin with its vibrant culture and robust tech industry.”
Austin is KLM’s second destination in Texas after Houston. Flights will be operated with a 787-9.
“After originally welcoming KLM to Austin in 2019, AUS is excited to finally launch nonstop service to Amsterdam,” said Jaqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer, AUS. “Offering direct service to European cities is a huge priority for AUS and this is a milestone we’ve been eager to meet since May of 2020.”