KLM relaunching Southampton route, brings total UK airports to 17

Jul 16, 2020

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On Thursday, Dutch national airline, KLM, announced that it will be relaunching a daily service between Southampton (SOU) and Amsterdam (AMS) from 31 August. This is great news for the airport and those living on the south coast and surrounding areas which lost the route removed in March 2019.

Related: You can now redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Air France and KLM flights

The route will be operated by one of the airline’s regional jets — the Embraer 175.

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So far, the flight scheduled has been confirmed for 31 August – 24 October and is as follows:

  • KL919 Southampton (SOU) 5:20 p.m. Departure ⇒ Amsterdam (AMS) 7:35 p.m. Arrival
  • KL920 Amsterdam (AMS) 4:35 p.m. Departure ⇒ Southampton (SOU) 4:45 p.m. Arrival

Derek Provan, CEO of AGS Airports which owns Southampton Airport, pinning the new route as step in the right direction, said: “This is a really important step in restoring connectivity to Europe, and whilst we know that it will take a very long time to build SOU back up to where it was following the loss of FlyBe and the Covid pandemic, we are confident that this is just one of many to come”.

KLM‘s already 16-strong U.K. route network connects our island nation to destinations across the world through the airline’s hub in Amsterdam (AMS). Airports currently served by the airline are: Aberdeen (ABZ), Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Cardiff (CWL), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Humberside (HUY), Inverness (INV), Leeds/Bradford (LBA), London (LCY/LGW/LHR), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle (NCL), Norwich (NWI) and Teesside (MME).

Here’s a review of a flight on the Dreamliner from New York to Amsterdam if you want to find out what it’s like to fly long haul with KLM.

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