30 January

KLM adds extra flights to Amsterdam

KLM has announced it will add more flights on its Cardiff to Amsterdam route for five weeks, creating over 8,500 extra seats.

From Sunday 24 February to Saturday 30 March 2019, the extra afternoon departure will create new opportunities for customers to visit the stunning city of Amsterdam for a short break or take advantage of quick and convenient connections to many destinations worldwide, via its award-winning hub at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Due to popular demand, the airline - which celebrated 30 years of flying from Wales’ national airport in 2018 - will operate an extra daily flight on board a larger 737-700 aircraft for just over a month.

This means customers will have their choice of up to four flights a day, seven days a week to Amsterdam – the destination that’s consistently named Cardiff’s number 1 most popular route - thanks to consistently busy flights.

Spencer Birns, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport, said: “The commencement of extra flights with KLM comes right at the start of half term holidays, so it’s an ideal time for our customers to benefit from great fares and book an early spring break.

“Over 30% of our passengers are visitors to Wales, so these extra flights also create new opportunities for international business and leisure customers to use Cardiff Airport as their gateway to the UK.”

General Manager for Air France-KLM in the UK & Ireland, Benedicte Duval added: “As a result of the strong passenger numbers on our Cardiff to Amsterdam route, we are delighted to be able to add extra capacity over this period.

“The additional daily flight will add over 8,500 seats, to provide people in the region with an enhanced choice of flight and connection times. As well as this, it will offer international tourists more opportunities to visit the beautiful country of Wales.”

Flights are bookable now from £87.59 return at KLM.com