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MIAMI — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced its return to Miami with a direct service from Amsterdam, beginning next October 30 until March 23, 2017. The winter seasonal service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays on Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with 30 seats in World Business Class, 35 seats in Economy Comfort and 178 seats in Economy class.

“We look forward to welcoming KLM and its award-winning service back to MIA,” said Emilio T. González, director, Miami-Dade Aviation. “Their three weekly flights to Amsterdam will provide more options for travelers between our two busy markets and further expand our growing network throughout Europe.”

The seasonal service is a return to Miami, which was briefly served by the carrier for the last time in 2012. Since then, KLM has relied on its Skyteam partners to serve Miami, codesharing with Delta Air Lines to connect to Amsterdam via New York or Atlanta, and Air France, which has a daily service to Paris CDG. Now, the airline will join Arkefly to offer direct services to Amsterdam Schiphol.

Salt Lake City becomes KLM’s newest U.S. destination.

Besides the return to Miami, KLM is about to start a new service from Amsterdam to Salt Lake City next May 5, departing on Thursdays and Saturdays, with an additional flight will be added on Mondays, set to start from July 4, 2016.

The new flights to Salt Lake City supplement the existing flights between Salt Lake City and Amsterdam operated by Delta Air Lines. The new destination is one of Delta’s five hubs, and thanks to the existing codesharing agreement, KLM offers flights to its passengers to more than 50 North American destinations out of Salt Lake City.

Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO commented that the airline “took the first bold steps towards recovery in 2015 and we are now starting to reap the benefits.” Elbers also emphasized that the carrier is currently “investing in its network and offering its customers an even wider choice of destinations.”