Flights between Amsterdam and Edmonton have a long history. Dutch carrier KLM operates regular flights between the two cities. Flights connect the capital city of Alberta with the larger city in the Netherlands, one of Europe’s leading destinations for tourism and business.
Flights between Edmonton and Amsterdam
Soon after Edmonton International Airport opened in 1960, flights began to connect Edmonton with cities outside Canada. In 1960, Canadian Pacific Airlines operated the first non-stop flights to Amsterdam from Edmonton. These flights were on Bristol Britannia turboprop planes. A year later, the airline started jet service to Amsterdam with Douglas DC-8 aircraft.
By the 1970s, the airline – rebranded as CPAir – connected the cities with Boeing 747s. In 1979, Canadian airline Wardair also offered flights between Edmonton and Amsterdam. Amsterdam now ranks in the top 5 international destinations from Edmonton International Airport. It is also the top destination from Edmonton to Europe.
KLM flights from Edmonton to Amsterdam
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates non-stop flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Edmonton. The transcontinental flight from Edmonton to Amsterdam lasts approximately 8 hours and 20 minutes. From Amsterdam to Edmonton, the flight duration is about 8 hours and 50 minutes.
Between Amsterdam and Edmonton, KLM generally uses Boeing 787-9 aircraft. These planes feature KLM World Business Class with gourmet meals and lie-flat seats in a dedicated cabin. Also aboard are Economy Class seats with personal seatback video entertainment.
Connecting flights between Edmonton and Amsterdam
While they are longer than non-stop flights, connecting services are available between Edmonton and Amsterdam. These are convenient alternatives since KLM does not operate daily flights between the two cities. Air Canada and American Airlines are some of the airlines that offer connecting flights from Edmonton to Amsterdam.
KLM has connecting flights in partnership with Westjet and Air Canada. For example, KLM operates non-stop flights between Calgary and Amsterdam. Westjet or Canada operate flights between Calgary and Edmonton. Flights are at least 11 hours in duration from Edmonton and Amsterdam. On certain days, KLM also operates flights from Amsterdam to Edmonton with a stopover in Calgary. These flights are approximately 11 hours and 40 minutes.