KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its European network to include Cork. From 30th 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 190 seating 88-100 passengers per flight.
Cork will be KLM’s second Irish destination, after Dublin, and the 93rd European destination to be served directly by the Dutch airline. To open Cork as a new destination, changes have been made to the medium haul KLM network to free up slots at Schiphol. Air France also flies to Cork, twice daily from Paris CDG.
The Embraer 175s will offer 20 seats in Business Class, 8 Economy Comfort and 60 Economy Class, while the E190s will offer 20 seats in Business Class, 8 Economy Comfort and 72 Economy Class. The flight schedule will be as follows:
KL1087 Amsterdam – Cork 15:50 – 16:40 / daily
KL1088 Cork – Amsterdam 17:10 – 20:00 / daily
“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”, said Pieter Elbers, CEO & President KLM.