Quick Take: KLM brings back Miami service for the winter

A child's amenity kit from KLM

NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 2, 2016Beginning May 5, 2016, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate twice-weekly service from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), with flight frequency being increased to three times weekly from July 4, 2016. Additionally, at the start of the 2016 winter schedule, KLM will add thrice-weekly service from Miami International Airport (MIA) to AMS.

From May 5, 2016, KLM’s service from Salt Lake City will depart on Thursdays and Saturdays and an additional flight will be added on Mondays starting from July 4, 2016. KLM will cater to customer requirements by offering three different passenger classes aboard the A330-200 with 30 seats in World Business Class, 35 seats in Economy Comfort and 178 seats in Economy class. The new KLM flights to Salt Lake City supplement the existing flights between Salt Lake City and Amsterdam operated by Delta Air Lines, which has a transatlantic joint-venture with Air France-KLM. Salt Lake City is one of Delta’s five hubs, and thanks to its code-sharing agreement with Delta, KLM offers its passengers flights to more than 50 North American destinations out of Salt Lake City.

Seasonal and less than daily but two new routes on offer from KLM this year
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Flight schedule – Thursday*, Saturday* and Monday** (in local time)

From May 5, 2016 through June 18, 2016 AND From September 8, 2016 through October 29, 2016:

KL0610: Departs SLC at 14:50, arrives at AMS at 8:20 the following morning;

KL0609: Departs AMS at 10:20, arrives at SLC at 12:40 p.m.


From June 23, 2016 through September 5, 2016:

KL0610: Departs SLC at 16:50, arrives at AMS at 10:20 the following morning;

KL0609: Departs AMS at 12:30, arrives at SLC at 14:50 p.m.

*Beginning May 5, 2016

**Beginning July 4, 2016


Beginning October 30, 2016 and throughout the winter season, KLM will operate service from Miami to Amsterdam three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays operated by Airbus A330-200, with 30 seats in World Business class and 213 seats in Economy class. This will mark KLM’s return to the city after an absence of more than 4.5 years. KLM previously served Miami in 2011 and 2012, but suspended the service after a year. The airline feels the current market circumstances are sufficiently favorable to resume service to Miami.

Flight schedule – Tuesday*, Thursday* and Sunday* (in local time)

Departs MIA at 21:35, arrives at AMS at 12:25 the following day;

Departs AMS at 15:25, arrives at MIA at 19:40 p.m.

*Beginning October 30, 2016


“This summer we will already offer customers a record number of new cities: seven in Europe and two intercontinental destinations, namely Salt Lake City and Astana,” said Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO KLM. “And next winter we will add two further destinations: Miami and Colombo. KLM took the first bold steps towards recovery in 2015 and we are now starting to reap the benefits. KLM is investing in its network and offering its customers an even wider choice of destinations.”

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.