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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches New Route Between Austin and Amsterdam 

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines yesterday began operating direct, non-stop flights to the city of Austin, Texas in the United States. KLM will operate three flights weekly between Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

With the launch of service to Austin, KLM will operate direct flights this summer to 12 U.S. destinations, its highest number ever. Alongside Air France and joint-venture partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, KLM offers business and leisure travelers access to a vast network of destinations worldwide.

“We are excited to expand our transatlantic network and make Austin KLM’s 19th North American destination with the first ever service directly connecting the capital of Texas to Amsterdam. Austin is now connected to KLM’s global network, and Europeans have direct access to the thriving culture and tech community in Austin,” said Pieter Elbers, President & CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

“This is a huge milestone for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport,” said Jaqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer of AUS. “We’re a community that values traveling to new places and connecting with others, and today’s launch is a tribute to those values. Our main goal is to provide the routes and options that get our travelers to as many places as possible, as fast as possible, and we’re grateful to KLM for investing in our community and supporting that goal.”

“Welcome home! This new connection with Amsterdam opens doors to exciting possibilities as Austin becomes an increasingly international city,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “This flight brings closer together two cities with a shared love of art, music, and innovation.”

Passengers booking flights with KLM have the option of purchasing SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) to further demand with the hope that by scaling up the market, SAF will become more affordable for the entire airline industry. KLM conducted the world’s first commercial flight on sustainable fuel in 2011 and has since then pursued the development of SAF through used cooking oil, forestry residues and sustainable synthetic fuel. Today, KLM is operating flights with an increasing percentage of SAF through its various programs, including adding a standard admixture to flights departing from Amsterdam and its Corporate and Cargo SAF Programs, as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation.

Austin is KLM’s second destination in Texas after Houston. Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring World Business Class flatbeds with direct aisle access, HD entertainment, and on board Wi-Fi. The state-of-the-art aircraft incorporates many innovations to enhance passenger well-being and sustainability including:

30% larger windows

Ambient LED mood lighting

Higher cabin pressure

Increased humidity

Double air filtration

20% lower fuel consumption

Less noise during take-off and landing compared with similarly sized aircraft

Less waste during manufacturing

End-of-life recycling

Passengers flying from Austin can conveniently connect to over 60 destinations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India via Amsterdam Schiphol. The award-winning airport is among Europe’s most popular for transfers due to its single terminal design and multitude of shops and services.

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