KLM Announces New Cork To Amsterdam Service
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it will start operating a daily service from Cork Airport to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on August 3.
The route will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using an Embraer 175 aircraft, which can carry 88 passengers.
Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy stated, "KLM is a fabulous airline and we're really thrilled to finally welcome them to Cork Airport. KLM is part of the Air France KLM group, both parts of which will be operating from Cork this year.
"I firmly believe that more choice is always good for the travelling public. The new service 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 August."
Meanwhile, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines general manager for UK and Ireland Benedicte Duval commented, "We're delighted to be able to continue with our ambition to extend our network in Ireland. The introduction of the KLM Cork to Amsterdam service means that we now have both Air France and KLM operating from Cork. This results in further choice and connectivity for our customers as they can combine the two carriers when travelling long-haul.
"As borders reopen and travel restrictions begin to ease, safety is a prerequisite for KLM as we gradually resume travel. As we all adapt to this new environment, I can assure you that all KLM staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health and safety. After this challenging period, we look forward to welcoming our Irish customers back on board."
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