Wednesday, November 2, 2016

KLM returns to MIA

Ending a five-year absence, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumed operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) Nov. 1 to operate three weekly, seasonal flights between MIA and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS).

“We welcome KLM and its award-winning service back to MIA,” said. “Their three weekly flights to Amsterdam will provide more options for travelers between our two busy markets, and further expand our growing network throughout Europe,” Emilio T. Gonz├ílez, Miami-Dade Aviation Director, said.

KLM Airbus A330 departs Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands
KLM A330 -200 departs Schiphol Airport
Representatives of MIA, the airline and the Dutch government were on hand for the ceremony marking the resumption of flights.

KLM will operate flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between MIA and AMS using Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which feature 30 seats in World Business Class, 35 Economy Comfort seats and 178 standard economy seats.

According to SeatGuru.com, World Business seats are 20.25 inches wide with between 60 and 75 inches of pitch and include angle-flat seats with 170 decrees of recline. Economy Comfort and standard economy seats are 17.5 inches wide. Economy Comfort offers 35 inches of pitch while standard economy offers 31 inches of pitch, which is the distance from the back of one seat to the back of the seat in front of it.

KLM last served Miami in 2011 and now joins Dutch carrier Arkefly as the second airline to provide service from Miami to Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe. KLM's seasonal aservice will run through June 4, 2017.

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