Dutch giant KLM has returned to Dublin Airport after an absence of half a century with the launch of a new direct service to and from Amsterdam.
The new service started this week with twice daily flights connecting Dublin to Schiphol – and this is due to increase to four flights daily from next March.
Welcoming the new service, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “It’s 50 years since KLM last operated in Ireland and we are delighted to welcome the airline back to Dublin.
“We are particularly pleased that KLM has already committed to increasing its frequency on the route next year, which is testament to the popularity of this destination and the strong connections that KLM offers from Schiphol.”
Boet Kreiken, Managing Director, KLM Cityhopper, said “We are proud to be flying to Ireland’s beautiful capital in KLM Cityhopper’s Embraer 190.
“The addition of Dublin to KLM’s route network is yet another endorsement of continuous investment to best serve the market. Ireland is experiencing a blossoming economy and strong growth in the tourism sector.
“Besides the Dublin-Amsterdam route, the direct KLM connection offers access to KLM’s European and intercontinental network – and all at attractive prices, and featuring an excellent flight schedule.”
Celebrating the new service yesterday: Siobhan Scanlon, Head of Sales Ireland KLM; Vincent Harrison; Ryanne Van Der Eijk, SVP Customer Experience; Boet Kreiken and Brian Gallagher, Aviation Business Development Manager, Dublin Airport, with KLM crew members.