The competition on the Dublin to Amsterdam route is about to increase as KLM has just announced that it intends to operate the route from 30th October next.
Amsterdam has for long been the preserve of Aer Lingus, and Ryanair only recently commenced a service to Schiphol Airport.
Dublin will be the first destination in Ireland and the 78th European destination that is operated directly by KLM from Amsterdam. For transfer passengers, KLM also offers various daily flights in co-operation with Aer Lingus between Amsterdam and Dublin.
The daily flights to Dublin will be operated by an Embraer 190 with 100 seats. Flight KL935 from Amsterdam to Dublin will depart at 12.00 and arrive at 12.40. Flight KL936 will depart Dublin at 13.15, arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 15.50. The evening flight, KL939, will leave Amsterdam at 21.20 and arrive Dublin at 22.00. The return flight, KL932, will depart the following morning at 05.55, touching down in Amsterdam at 08.30.
ITTN understands that the existing code share with Aer Lingus will continue for Aer Lingus flights, while the KLM flights will be stand-alone.