KLM resumes flights to Edmonton

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

EDMONTON – After a five month pause, KLM will resume offering its non-stop service from Edmonton to Amsterdam, beginning October 29, 2020. The twice weekly service will operate Thursdays and Saturdays with a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Due to federal restrictions, international flights are still not allowed to land at EIA; however, that restriction only applies to flights arriving to (not departing from) EIA. As such, KLM will implement a circle route that will see it arrive at Calgary International Airport when it returns to Canada, picking up passengers in Calgary, then flying to EIA to pick up Edmonton travellers and then continue non-stop to Amsterdam.

“Resuming international service is a major priority for us. Service to Amsterdam will help open the world back up for our passengers as well as provide an important cargo route. KLM has been a tremendous partner for EIA and the Edmonton Metro Region and we’re glad to have one of the world’s oldest and top airlines returning to our runways,” said Tom Ruth, CEO and president of Edmonton International Airport.

A vital link

During its five years of service to Edmonton, KLM has served as a vital link between Europe and Canada. Numerous regional businesses have relied on this flight for regular, timely cargo access into Europe. KLM’s air service in Edmonton impacts a wide variety of sectors in Alberta and Western Canada including tourism and hospitality, agri-food, oil and gas, technology, logistics and transportation, aerospace/aviation and others.

Roughly 250 passenger flights a week are currently taking place at EIA.