Cork Airport has welcomed the announcement that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch a new daily service between Cork Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on March 30, 2020.
The new service will be operated by KLM subsidiary KLM Cityhopper.
In a statement on Cork Airport's website, Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy said, "KLM is a fabulous airline and we're really thrilled to welcome them to Cork Airport. KLM is part of the Air France KLM group, both parts of which are expanding with us next year. 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."
"A Convenient Connection"
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Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers commented, "I am very pleased to announce Cork as KLM's 93rd European destination. KLM offers customers from the south of Ireland a convenient connection to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and onwards to over 170 KLM destinations. And, of course, KLM customers worldwide will have the opportunity to enjoy the sights of the beautiful city and surrounding county of Cork."
"A Very Satisfying Win"
Cork Airport's head of aviation and commercial business development, Brian Gallagher, added, "We're delighted to see this result of our hard work and incredible support of our business community and Tourism Ireland further increase the hub connectivity out of Cork Airport. This is a very satisfying win for Cork. This new KLM route to Amsterdam will be Cork Airport's eleventh new service announcement in the past year as the airport continues to expand both its capacity and its route network to major European hubs. Following our 9% growth delivered so far this year, this sets us on a course to be Ireland's fastest growing airport again in 2020."
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