KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland.
From March 2020, Ireland’s second-largest city will be served daily with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam. The flights will be operated using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 equipment, seating 88-100 passengers per flight.
Cork will be the second Irish destination, next to Dublin, and is the 93rd European destination to be served directly by KLM.
To open Cork as a new destination, changes have been made to the medium-haul KLM network to free up slots at Schiphol.
Pieter Elbers, KLM CEO and President, said:
“I am very pleased to announce Cork as KLM’s 93rd European destination. KLM offers customers from Cork a convenient connection to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and onwards to over 170 KLM destinations. And of course, KLM customers worldwide can enjoy the sights of the beautiful city and County Cork.”
KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Cork Airport daily from 30 March 2020.
The Embraer 175 flights offer 20 seats in Business Class, 8 Economy Comfort and 60 Economy Class. The Embraer 190 flights offer 20 seats in Business Class, 8 Economy Comfort and 72 Economy Class.