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KLM announces Cork to Amsterdam & Air France

4th July 2020 - 12:30pm

Teresa Murphy (Leisure Account Manager Air France / KLM / Delta)

Teresa Murphy (Leisure Account Manager Air France / KLM / Delta)


From 3rd August, KLM will operate a daily service between Cork Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The inaugural flight, initially on 30th March was delayed due to COVID-19. The service will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using an Embraer 175 aircraft, carrying 88 passengers. This summer, passengers can connect to up to 100 European and intercontinental destinations via KLM’s hub at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.


KLM continued to operate a skeleton service between Dublin and Amsterdam to assist with essential travel and repatriation. KLM resumed a daily operation between Dublin and Amsterdam from 1st May. As travel restrictions ease, frequencies will increase with demand, with a 3x daily service between Dublin and Amsterdam from 3rd August. For July, KLM expects to operate 80% of the normal European destinations and 75% of intercontinental destinations, increasing to 95% and 80% respectively for August. Currently, 50% of intercontinental flights are cargo only. When permitted, KLM will start carrying passengers to these destinations again.


Air France resumes Irish network for summer 2020. Throughout April and May, Air France continued to operate a skeleton service of up to three flights a week between Dublin and Paris CDG to assist with essential travel and repatriation. From 23rd June, the airline operates a daily service from Dublin to Paris CDG with connections to 150 destinations this summer. Capacity will increase with a three daily service scheduled between Dublin and Paris from 15th July.


Air France resumed operations between Cork and Paris CDG from 1st July with a twice weekly service and will increase to 4x a week for the peak summer period. Both the Cork and Dublin routes will be operated by Air France Hop using an Embraer 190, carrying 100 passengers.


Air France plans to operate 80% of its pre-Covid network in summer 2020. Gradual frequency increases throughout the period will result in the carrier reaching 35% of the capacity initially planned for July and 40% for August.


Customers will be notified of the requirement for customers to wear a surgical mask throughout their journey, this via all communication channels (e-mail, sms, websites) prior to their departure and will be asked to ensure they possess one or more masks for their trip. This is in addition to a range of health & safety measures implemented in response to COVID-19, which include:


Compulsory wearing of masks for passengers and staff, physical distancing measures, protection screens at airports and enhanced cleaning. Air in the cabin is renewed every 3 minutes using HEPA filters which extract more than 99.99% of the smallest viruses including coronaviruses. On domestic flights and short flights in Europe, meal and beverage services have been suspended. On long-haul flights, cabin service is limited and preference is given to individually wrapped products.


Passenger’s screenings are conducted on certain flights in line with government guidance. For flights from Amsterdam to Canada, Singapore and South Korea, passengers are physically observed. Passengers flying to the last two destinations receive an additional temperature check. In addition, there are temperature checks for passengers departing from Paris. These systematic checks will be carried out with contactless infrared thermometers. Customers whose temperature is higher than 38°C may be denied boarding and their reservation will be changed at no extra charge to a flight at a later date.


For a full overview of KLM’s safety measures, please view video HERE.


Since 22d April, KLM and Air France offer date and destination changes up until 30 June 2021 free of charge. Full details Air France HERE and KLM HERE.

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Teresa Murphy (Leisure Account Manager Air France / KLM / Delta)
KLM announces Cork to Amsterdam
Air France resumes Irish network for summer 2020

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