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Dutch airline KLM to launch SLC flights

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 09:31:56-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Dutch airline KLM has announced it will begin service to Salt Lake City International Airport beginning May 2016.

In a statement, KLM said the initial flights to and from Amsterdam will be on Thursdays and Saturdays, but will increase to three times per week in July.

“KLM will cater to customer requirements by offering three different passenger classes aboard the A330-200: 30 seats in World Business Class, 178 seats in Economy Class, and 35 seats in Economy Comfort, which offers 10 cm more legroom, double-reclining seats and priority de-boarding,” the airline said in a statement announcing the SLC flights.

“The new KLM flights to Salt Lake City will supplement the existing daily flight between Salt Lake City and Amsterdam operated by Air France KLM’s Transatlantic Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines. Salt Lake City is one of Delta’s five hubs.”

Salt Lake International Airport has daily non-stop flights to Amsterdam and Paris through Delta Air Lines. That airline announced plans to add flights from SLC to London next year.