Updated: Jan 11
KLM announced Wednesday new daily service between Amsterdam Schiphol and Cork, Ireland beginning March 30, 2020. The route will be operated with Embraer E175s and Embraer E190s.
Today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced the expansion of their European network with new daily service from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cork Airport in Ireland. Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and will be KLM’s second Irish destination after Dublin. Service to Cork will commence in March 2020 and the route will be operated with Embraer E175/190s, seating between 88 and 100 passengers. KLM has adjusted their medium-haul network to open slots at Schiphol for the new Cork route, which is the airline’s 93rd European destination. In Wednesday’s announcement, KLM’s CEO and President, Pieter Elbers said,
I am very pleased to announce Cork as KLM’s 93rd European destination. KLM offers customers from Cork a convenient connection to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and onwards to over 170 KLM destinations. And of course, KLM customers worldwide can enjoy the sights of the beautiful city and county Cork.”
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 KL1087 will depart Amsterdam daily at 3:50PM from March 30, 2020.
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 an eclectic variety of coffee shops, art galleries and museums, as well as fantastic traditional Irish pubs. The charming compact city center is easily walkable 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 city's canals by kayak. In addition to a 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, along with the craft brewpub at the Franciscan Well Brewery. Other worthwhile experiences include a visit to the French-gothic St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, a testament to the city’s seventh century founder, or a tour of the Cork Butter Museum.
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 daytrip from Cork, tourists can enjoy the seaside port of Cobh, the final port of call for the ill-fated passenger liner. There, they can take in the riveting 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” - as legend has it.
Source(s) KLM, Tourism Ireland