Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Air France KLM that will operate five daily flights between Dublin and Amsterdam this winter.
KLM first launched its Dublin to Amsterdam route last November with two daily flights. This increased to four flights per day in March 2017 and a fifth frequency was added for the peak summer season.
Welcoming the continued expansion in the Irish market by Air France KLM, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “I am delighted to see KLM confirm that its five-time summer daily services will continue into the winter season. I very much welcome KLM’s further route expansion at Dublin Airport and we will continue to work strategically with KLM to ensure its success”.
Warner Rootliep, General Manager of Air France KLM for UK & Ireland commented, “Due to strong results since KLM first started operating from Dublin last year, I am delighted to be in a position to announce further expansion in the Irish market. Both Air France and KLM will now have a presence at Dublin airport and I am confident that the extra capacity and improved connectivity this will bring, both outbound and inbound, will be well received by both business and leisure passengers in the local area.”
KLM first launched the Dublin to Amsterdam route in November last year with two daily flights. This was increased to four flights per day in March before a fifth frequency was added for the peak summer period. The five times a day service has now been confirmed for the winter season, further strengthening KLM's position in Ireland and offering passengers greater choice when travelling between the two cities.
KLM has also confirmed that a B737 aircraft will be used for two of its daily rotations, resulting in a 161% increase in total capacity on the Dublin to Amsterdam route when compared to winter 2016. The other three daily rotations will be operated by an Embraer 190 aircraft carrying 100 passengers.
So far this year, more than 13.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 6% increase compared to the first five months of last year.
Dublin Airport has welcomed an additional 804,000 passengers between January and June.
Dublin Airport has direct flights to 185 destinations in 41 countries operated by a total of 47 airlines.