On May 18, KLM officially inaugurates a direct route between Amsterdam and Kraków. The Dutch carrier had, until then, only offered flights between the capitals of each country.
Two major airlines are expanding their operations at Kraków airport, offering connections to the UK and the Netherlands.
The UK’s flagship airline British Airways has returned to Kraków after a six year break, offering year round flights to and from London Heathrow. And KLM, the Dutch national carrier, will operate daily flights between Kraków and Amsterdam.
British Airways flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays during the summer period, and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the winter. The new route will be flown by Airbus A319s and A320s.
KLM’s new route opened on May 18, with daily afternoon flights from Amsterdam to Kraków, and return journeys operating in the early evening. The airline will use 100-seater Embraer E190s from its Cityhopper fleet on the route.
Kraków’s Balice airport last year celebrated its 50th anniversary. It began commercial, scheduled operations in 1964, having served as a military base before that. The airport now serves around 4 million passengers each year, almost a quarter of whom travel between Poland and the UK.