The Dutch carrier, KLM, will soon be adding another destination to its route map-Edmonton, in Alberta in Canada. KLM will begin this nonstop service between Edmonton and Amsterdam which is the first from Edmonton airport to mainland Europe. Edmonton is connected to Iceland and London with service from Icelandair and Air Canada respectively.
KLM will be operating 3 weekly flights on this route from May 2015. Soon thereafter, there will be 4 weekly flights. The airline will use Airbus A330-200 jets on this route which are 243 seaters and three classes of service.
Besides other destinations in Canada, Edmonton is connected via nonstop flights to Cancun, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo in Mexico; Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Orlando, Palm Springs, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle in USA; Montego Bay in Jamaica; Punta Cana in Dominican Republic; Reykjavik in Iceland.
Edmonton is famous as the oil and gas rich region of Canada. It is the second most populous city of Alberta, behind Calgary. This city has been doing well on economic front in recent years, buoyed by its energy resources. The move of KLM will help in developing people-to-people links to Europe.