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Direct flight from Austin to Amsterdam starts late March


In an exciting week for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin a direct service flight from the capital city to Amsterdam starting March 28 this year.

The flight will run three times per week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The route was originally scheduled to start running in May 2020 but had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

The news comes right after Germany-based Deutsche Lufthansa AG announced it would resume its direct Austin-to-Frankfurt flight starting in April.

“This week has been full of exciting news for AUS as we welcome nonstop services to Europe,” SD23 Mobility Outcome Assistant City Manager Gina Fiandaca said. “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 will be KLM’s second Texas destination, with existing service in Houston, and 19th North American destination. Austinites will fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which connects to more than 60 European, Asian and African destinations.

The flight will operate out of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with on-board Wi-Fi and entertainment, business class flat-beds with direct aisle access, and sustainability practices including 30% larger windows, 20% lower fuel consumption, less waste during manufacturing and end-of-life recycling.


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