Aer Lingus and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have agreed to expand their existing Dublin-Amsterdam codeshare cooperation to the Cork-Amsterdam route.
The codeshare will highlight the opportunities for worldwide travel by using onward KLM flights, on the Dutch carrier`s vast worldwide network from Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport.
The morning flight EI 840/KL 3170 departs from Cork on 06:45 hours and arrives in Amsterdam at 09:35 hours. Return flight EI 841/KL 3171 leaves Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 10:20 hours and arrives in Cork at 11:10 hours. The second daily flight EI843/KL 3173 leaves Amsterdam at 15:15 hours and arrives in Cork at 16:00 hours. Flight EI 848/KL 3178 takes off from Cork at 17:15 hours to arrive in Amsterdam at 19:55 hours.
Cork is the second Irish destination to be connected with Amsterdam through Aer Lingus/KLM codesharing agreement. Both airlines already have six daily return codeshare flights between Dublin and Amsterdam.
Commenting on the new codeshare, Mark Mortell, Commercial Director, Aer Lingus said, “the agreement with KLM very much strengthens the comprehensive range of services we can offer our customers. From an international aspect it means that travellers have the convenience of making a seamless booking straight through to Ireland from anywhere on the extensive KLM network via their Amsterdam hub. The experience of codeshare agreements worldwide is that they stimulate traffic growth and we believe that this agreement will grow business and tourist traffic into Ireland from a broad international market.”