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KLM announces significant capacity growth from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam

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10 Dec 2015

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced a significant increase in capacity from Leeds Brad-ford® Airport to Amsterdam. Commencing on 16th May 2016, KLM will introduce a fourth additional weekday service from Leeds Bradford Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for summer 2016, providing an extra 25,800 seats.

This growth in KLM frequency is a direct result of strong passenger growth on the Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam route in 2015 and the delivery of record load factors on the route. This development will cement Leeds Bradford®’s position as one of KLM’s most successful departure points on its extensive UK network providing over 130 worldwide connections on its intercontinental network via its award winning hub at Schiphol airport.

The regional business and tourism community has welcomed today’s announcement by KLM which will enable both corporate and leisure passengers to fly from Leeds Bradford Airport to access the world avoiding the need to travel across the increasingly congested M62 motorway.

Better connections to destinations in the Far East and South Africa have now been made easier flying with KLM via Amsterdam and point to point business travellers can benefit from the convenient flight schedule out of Leeds Bradford® which enables them to conduct a full day’s business in the Netherlands.

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Aviation Development Director, commented: “ Leeds Bradford® welcomes KLM’s decision to increase flight frequency to Amsterdam which will further support our regional businesses in gaining quicker and easier access to a wider number of international destinations and key markets.”

Warner Rootliep, General Manager of Air France-KLM UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce a frequency increase on our Leeds service to Amsterdam and hope it will be warmly welcomed by the local community. We know how important connectivity is to our passengers and we are always looking at ways to provide them with the best service.”