Aberdeen International Airport has said that KLM will add a further daily midweek service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for the airline’s winter 2019/2020 schedule.
With the addition starting on Monday, October 28, KLM’s winter schedule will increase from the current four midweek flights each day to include an additional fifth service. Using the airline’s 100-seat capacity Embraer E190 fleet, the additional daily midweek flight will add nearly 22,000 seats to and from Amsterdam – a total increase in seat capacity of 18 percent compared to the same period last year.
The additional capacity will enable customers to visit Amsterdam for a short break or take onward connections to 162 KLM destinations worldwide, via its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The additional fights will leave Amsterdam at 11.40, and arrive in Aberdeen at 12:10; and on return will leave Aberdeen at 12.40 and arrive Amsterdam at 15:15 hours. The additional flights this winter and next summer are now on sale.
Steve Szalay, Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: ‘The introduction of this additional daily rotation is fantastic news for the airport and our passengers, particularly given the volume of additional seats involved.
‘Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a key destination for both inbound and outbound business travellers and given the connectivity it provides in its capacity as one of Europe’s busiest hub airports, it is also extremely popular with our leisure passengers and those working in the oil and gas industry.’
Benedicte Duval, General Manager for Air France-KLM in the UK & Ireland, said: ‘As a result of positive commercial performance and strong passenger numbers, we are delighted to be able to add 18% of extra capacity on our Aberdeen to Amsterdam route for the winter season.
‘The addition of an extra weekday flight on the route will provide people in the Aberdeen area with five daily flights to Amsterdam, giving passengers greater opportunity to take advantage of our worldwide connections from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.’