Bristol Airport’s link with Amsterdam is to be strengthened this spring when Dutch airline KLM introduces additional capacity on its four-times daily service between the two cities.
KLM will increase capacity by over 12% from the start of the summer schedule by introducing the new Embraer 190 aircraft on two of the four daily flights.
The move follows the launch of a fourth daily flight in spring 2011 and further increases flexibility for passengers and making more onward connections accessible from Schiphol Airport, a major European hub for international flights.
The Embraer 190 aircraft offers increased capacity thanks to its stretched fuselage fitted with a new engine and wing design. It is also more fuel efficient while offering much higher performance in terms of range, speed and comfort. Its passenger configuration with two seats on each side of the aisle means all passengers have access to a window or aisle seat.
AIR FRANCE KLM UK and Ireland general manager Henri Hourcade said: “We are delighted to introduce this new aircraft on such an important route on our regional network and are confident it will be warmly welcomed by our passengers. We are always happy to improve our products especially from Bristol Airport where we have been operating for over 20 years.”
Bristol Airport aviation director Shaun Browne added: “KLM provides a vital service to the South West, connecting businesses and individuals to hundreds of destinations across its global network via Amsterdam. The introduction of additional capacity from Bristol demonstrates KLM’s continued commitment to the region.”
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