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KLM adds capacity on Bristol-Amsterdam service

Created: 30th Jan 2013

Embraer 190 will bring extra seats and enhanced product.

Bristol Airport’s link with award winning European hub, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is set to be strengthened this spring when Dutch airline, KLM, introduces additional capacity on its four-times daily service between Bristol and Amsterdam Schiphol.

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 between Bristol to Amsterdam.

The introduction of additional capacity on the Bristol-Amsterdam route follows the launch of a fourth daily flight in spring 2011, increasing flexibility for passengers and making more onward connections accessible from Schiphol.

The Embraer 190 aircraft offers increased capacity thanks to its stretched fuselage fitted with a new engine and wing design. This means that it is not just a stretch version with better performance, but a totally optimized aircraft. It is also more fuel efficient while offering much higher performance in terms of range, speed and comfort. Also it has an efficient passenger configuration with two seats on each side of the aisle meaning all passengers have access to a window or aisle seat.

Henri Hourcade, General Manager AIR FRANCE KLM UK and Ireland 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.”

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, adds:
“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.”