KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is bracing to launch Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service between San Francisco and Amsterdam this summer. The seasonal service will start operating from May 4, 2016. Media reports said that the seasonal flights on Amsterdam-San Francisco route would be in addition to KLM’s daily flights services on the route being currently operated with the help of its Boeing 747-400 aircrafts.
According to the reports, leading Dutch carrier KLM will be for the first time deploying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to a U.S. destination. The airline while providing the details of the new flight said that Flight KL609 will depart from Amsterdam Schiphol at 12.40 hours and reach San Francisco at 14.45 hours local time. The return Flight KL610 would make its departure from San Francisco at 16.45 hours and arrive in Amsterdam Schiphol at 12.15 hours next day local time. The flights would be operated twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Eric Caron, General Manager of Air France-KLM in the USA, said, “The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service being added on Amsterdam-San Francisco route shows that the airline is quite committed and wants to provide exceptional customer experiences like before. With the launch of Dreamliner the customers traveling in either destination would be offered more comfort and greater connectivity onboard the aircraft through its innovative design. The aircraft will also help make savings for the airline as well as it is fuel-efficient.”
The first ever Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft was launched into service by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in November 2015. The international destinations being currently served by the Dreamliner aircrafts include Xiamen, Osaka, Rio de Janeiro, Muscat, Hangzhou, Delhi, Chengdu and Abu Dhabi. These destinations are being served with the help of four Dreamliner aircrafts out of a total order for 11 Dreamliners, in addition to six Boeing 787-10 aircrafts.