Dutch flag carrier KLM is adding an extra weekday flight to its winter schedule to Amsterdam from Aberdeen International Airport (AIA).
It will increase the current four midweek flights each day to five, starting on October 28.
Using one of the airline’s 100-seat capacity Embraer E190 fleet, the additional daily midweek flight will add nearly 22,000 seats to and from Amsterdam on the route, an overall increase in seat capacity of 18% compared to the same period last year.
Benedicte Duval, general manager for Air France-KLM in the UK and 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.”
AIA managing director Steve Szalay 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.
“Schiphol is a key destination for both inbound and outbound business travellers. 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.”