Dutch SkyTeam carrier KLM announces flight cancellation to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The effective date will begin, March 2019, freeing up capacity for 3X-weekly flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas.
According to the airline, in order to open Las Vegas as a new destination, changes had to be made to KLM’s network. KLM was forced to revise its portfolio of destinations sooner than expected partly because of Schiphol’s slot restrictions.
In place of the two countries, KLM is adding 2X-weekly Las Vegas from June 6, 2019, building to 3X-weekly on July 2, 2019.
He added the new route will increase access to US west-coast connecting flights.
The route will be served by 294-seat Boeing 787-9s, with 30 seats in world business class, 45 in economy comfort and 219 in the economy.
“The new KLM flights will extend Air France-KLM’s transatlantic network and strengthen its joint venture portfolio with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines,” KLM said.