A new daily flight between Cork and Amsterdam will commence in March 2020.
The route will be operated by KLM subsidiary, KLM Cityhopper using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 aircraft, depending on the day of the week.
KLM is part of the Air France KLM Group. This new route is the latest in the Air France-KLM group’s expansion in Munster.
Having first launched the Cork to Paris route in May 2018, Air France announced last month that they will operate twice daily for summer 2020.
They are now competing with Aer Lingus who have long-established routes between Cork and Amsterdam and Cork to Paris.
KLM said their new route will add 41,000 seats from Cork Airport for the summer season.
Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said: “I firmly believe that more choice is always good for the travelling public."
"These new flights will connect directly into the KLM network in Amsterdam offering great prices and great long haul options direct from Cork Airport."
"We expect tourism and the business community throughout the South of Ireland will see the benefits of this new service operated by crisp blue Embraer KLM aircraft from next summer.”
Brian Gallagher, Cork Airport’s Head of Aviation and Commercial Business Development added: “This is a very satisfying win for Cork. This new KLM route to Amsterdam will be Cork Airport’s eleventh new service announcement in the past year, as the airport continues to expand both its capacity and its route network to major European hubs."