• Joe Breitfeller

KLM Expands European Network With the Addition of Daily Flights to Cork, Ireland

KLM announced on Monday an expansion of their European network with daily service between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Cork, Ireland. The service will commence on August 3, 2020 and the route will be operated with an 88 passenger Embraer E175.


KLM Cityhopper Embraer E175 - Courtesy KLM

On Monday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced an expansion of their European schedule with new daily service to Cork, Ireland from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The new route to Cork will commence on August 3, 2020 and the route will be serviced with an 88 passenger Embraer E175. As KLM rebuilds their route network, they have opted to offer as many destinations as possible, albeit at far lower frequencies compared to pre-crisis levels. As demand continues to improve, the carrier will increase frequencies and capacity as warranted. KLM’s new service to Cork was originally scheduled to begin last March but was delayed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. KLM’s Embraer E175s are configured with 20 Business, 8 Economy Comfort and 60 Economy Class seats, while their E190s offer an additional 12 Economy Class seats. KLM flight KL1085 departs from Amsterdam daily at 12:05 PM and arrives in Cork at 12:55 PM. The return flight (KL 1086) departs Cork daily at 1:25 PM and arrives in Amsterdam at 4:10 PM (all times local).


Cork, often known as Ireland’s “Second City” is located on an island in the middle of the River Lee and is known as one of the friendliest cities in the world, offering a bustling collection of coffee shops, art galleries and museums, as well as fantastic traditional Irish pubs. The charming compact city center is easily walk-able offering visitors a unique, laid-back and stress free experience. Tourists can ring the bells of St. Anne’s Church, take in the city’s history at the Cork City Gaol visitor center, or travel the cities canals by kayak. In addition to the city’s vibrant restaurant scene, the English market offers local specialties such as artisan cheeses, smoked fish and creamery chocolates. Cork is nirvana for beer aficionados with Murphy’s and Beamish stouts and other local brews from Eight Degrees Brewing, Rising Sons and Elbow Lane, or enjoy the craft brewpub at the Franciscan Well Brewery. Other unique experiences include a visit to the French-Gothic St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, a testament to the city’s seventh century founder and a tour of the Cork Butter Museum.


St. Finn Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Ireland - Photo Credit: Tourism Ireland

In addition to Cork City, visitors can enjoy a region that offers splendid castles, quaint seaside towns and even history of the RMS Titanic. Just a day trip from Cork, tourists can enjoy the seaside port of Cobh, the final port of call for the ill-fated passenger liner and take in the story at the ‘Titanic Experience’ in the former offices of the White Star Line. Another short drive from Cork will take holidaymakers to the medieval fortress known as Blarney Castle, where intrepid visitors can kiss the famed Blarney Stone to receive the “gift of eloquence” - so legend has it.



Source(s): KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Tourism Ireland

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