Air France KLM to operate five daily flights between Dublin and Amsterdam
July 19, 2017: Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Air France KLM to operate five daily flights between Dublin and Amsterdam. KLM had first launched its Dublin to Amsterdam route in November 2016, 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.”
“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,” said Warner Rootliep, general manager, Air France KLM, UK and Ireland.
KLM has also confirmed that a B737 aircraft will be used for two of its daily rotations, resulting in a 161 percent increase in total capacity on the Dublin- Amsterdam route. The other three daily rotations will be operated by an Embraer 190 aircraft carrying 100 passengers.
In 2017, So far more than 13.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, resulting in a 6 percent increase compared to the first five months of last year.
Dublin Airport has received 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.