KLM is to expand its Dublin-Amsterdam service this summer, with an additional fifth daily frequency from July 10.

The extra flight will initially operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until September 1, before expanding to daily until October 28.

The new service will depart Dublin at 0945, landing into Amsterdam at 1025, with the return leg leaving the Dutch capital at 1100, landing back into Dublin at 1335. The additional flights will be operated by a wetleased Avro RJ85 aircraft.

KLM reintroduced its Dublin-Amsterdam route in October 2016 after an absence of 50 years (having previously operated the route on a codeshare basis with Aer Lingus). The initial twice-daily service was increased to four times-daily from March 26.

Commenting on the news Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said:

“I am delighted to see KLM increasing frequency on two separate occasions on its Amsterdam route since it entered the Irish market last November.

“This further increase in frequency is testament to the popularity of this route for both business and leisure passengers and we wish KLM continued success with its Dublin-Amsterdam service.”