KLM Doubles New Dublin Service Before It Even Begins

KLM plane

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the expansion of its new Dublin-Amsterdam service before flights on the new route even begin.

The Dutch carrier is to double its intended capacity on the new service which is due to commence operations on October 30.

In June, KLM announced it was returning to Dublin Airport after an absence of fifty years with two flights a week to its Schiphol hub.

However the airline now says it plans to add two further daily flights from next March as part of its 2017 summer schedule.

Said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison: “We are delighted to see KLM increase frequencies on its new Dublin-Amsterdam service before the route has even started operations.

“These additional flights will provide extra choice and convenience for both business and leisure passengers travelling to the Netherlands or connecting at KLM’s Schiphol hub.”

Warner Rootliep, General Manager of Air France-KLM UK & Ireland, said: Demand for efficient, seamless and convenient schedules to long-haul destinations from Ireland continues to grow, particularly to emerging markets such as Latin America, Africa and Asia – all markets where KLM has strong networks.

“We know that the service we will provide out of Dublin will perfectly answer the needs of Ireland’s capital and demonstrates our commitment to the Irish market”

All flights will be operated by using Embraer 190, carrying up to 100 passengers. The schedule has been devised to compliment KLM’s long-haul network, offering passengers easy connections to over 150 destinations such as Johannesburg, Havana, Beijing and Hong Kong.