Some good news for globetrotters this morning.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced it will launch a new daily service between Cork Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from March 30th, 2020.
Adding an additional 41,000 seats from Cork Airport for the busy summer season, the new Cork – Amsterdam route will be operated by KLM subsidiary, KLM Cityhopper using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 aircraft, depending on the day of the week.
The launch of the new route offers connectivity to KLM’s extensive network of 170 destinations worldwide, as well as more opportunity to visit the world’s most tourist-friendly city.
Long haul options
“KLM is part of the Air France KLM group, both parts of which are expanding with us next year.” said Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport.
“I firmly believe that more choice is always good for the travelling public. These new flights will connect directly into the KLM network in Amsterdam offering great prices and great long haul options direct from Cork Airport. We expect tourism and the business community throughout the South of Ireland will see the benefits of this new service operated by crisp blue Embraer KLM aircraft from next summer.”
This new KLM route is the latest in the Air France-KLM group’s expansion in Munster. Having first launched the Cork Airport – Paris Charles de Gaulle route in May 2018, Air France announced last month that they will operate twice daily for summer 2020. The KLM launch means that the Group will offer a combined three frequencies and up to 113,000 seats from Cork Airport for the summer season.
Now in its fourth consecutive year of growth, passenger numbers through Cork Airport will reach 2.6 million in 2019 — up 8% on 2018.