KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will no longer operate its seasonal service between Amsterdam and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
The carrier had been operating flights five times a week during the summer with its last flight departing on October 24. It had used an Airbus A330 on the route.
“KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been a valued partner to DFW since 2008, and while we are disappointed that they are discontinuing their seasonal service to Amsterdam, DFW customers will continue to enjoy direct flights to more than 50 international destinations, including European hubs London, Madrid, Frankfurt, and Paris,” said John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development.
On Tuesday, KLM announced it will launch seasonal service between Amsterdam and Salt Lake City, a hub for Delta Air Lines. KLM and Delta are both part of the SkyTeam alliance.
With the departure of KLM, there are currently only four European destinations with nonstop service from DFW. Airberlin plans to add nonstop service from Dusseldorf, Germany in May.
This past summer, mayors from Fort Worth and Dallas along with airport executives traveled to Germany and the United Kingdom to promote the region and to meet with airlines about adding service to DFW Airport. Passenger traffic to Europe from DFW has dropped in the past year as passengers who used to connect through Europe to Africa and India have started flying Persian Gulf carriers to those destinations.