KLM Increases summer schedules from Norwich

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will add a fourth daily flight from Norwich International
Airport (NWI) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) from Sunday March, 31, 2013.  The new frequency will offer a more flexible and business-friendly schedule and increase long-haul connectivity via KLM’s Amsterdam Schiphol hub.

The new frequency will be bookable from October 20, with travel from April 1, 2013,
and will increase capacity on the route by 33%.  Return flights from Norwich to Amsterdam begin from £119 return including all taxes.

Norwich Airport says the increased frequency on the route cements its position as one
of the building blocks of KLM’s extensive UK network.  The airline says it load factors on the route have increased year on year with average load factors now running at 73.3%, one
of the highest across KLM’s UK network.  Forward bookings to Amsterdam are also up by 4% year on year.

Henri Hourcade, Air France KLM General Manager UK & Ireland commented: “The addition of a fourth frequency from Norwich demonstrates our commitment to the region.  The increase in frequencies will streamline the region’s worldwide connectivity via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and provide passengers with a more flexible service.  For businesses, the extra frequency will allow for swifter connections to our long-haul network and in addition, it will give far greater flexibility to travellers doing business in Amsterdam and Europe who need to return to Norwich on the same day.”

The most popular long haul destinations from Norwich are Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York, whilst popular European routes include Berlin, Billund, Frankfurt and Trondheim.

The new flight schedule will be:

From Norwich to Amsterdam:

KL1502  06:15 – 08:10
KL1506  09:45 – 11:40
KL1508  13:55 – 15:50
KL1512   17:15  – 19:10

From Amsterdam to Norwich:

KL1505  09:20 – 09:10
KL1507  13:30  – 13:20

KL1511   16:50  –  16:40

KL1515   21:15  –  21:05