KLM adds Southampton to European network

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced it will begin daily flight service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Southampton, beginning August 31, the company said.

The flights will be operated with the Embraer 175, with a capacity of 88 passengers. Southampton is the seventeenth destination in the United Kingdom for KLM.

By opening a new route such as Southampton, the loss of demand on other routes in Europe will be absorbed. In addition, KLM is strengthening its position in the United Kingdom.

KLM is in the process of slowly and carefully rebuilding the network. The number of destinations is growing rapidly, but the number of flights is still far from the old level. KLM has opted to first offer customers as much choice of destinations as possible. Opening Southampton fits in this strategy.