Cutting the cake at the inauguration party of KLM’s new link to Wroclaw from Amsterdam are Dariusz Kuś, President and CEO, Wroclaw Airport; Ron van Dartel, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Poland; and Warner Rootliep, MD of KLM Cityhopper. The carrier will serve the 845-kilometre route from Amsterdam daily using E175s.
- KLM has made Wroclaw (WRO) its fourth destination in Poland after Gdansk, Krakow and Warsaw Chopin. On 6 May, the carrier inaugurated a daily service to Wroclaw from Amsterdam (AMS). The SkyTeam member will serve the 845-kilometre sector daily using its fleet of E175s, with no other airline currently linking the two airports. In 2018, an estimated 15,600 passengers travelled indirectly between Wroclaw and Amsterdam, making it one of the top unserved markets from the Polish city. However, KLM will also be picking up connecting traffic via the hub too. When referencing OAG Traffic Analyser data, top unserved markets from Wroclaw at present include Brussels, London Heathrow and Milan Malpensa in Europe, plus Chicago O’Hare, Seoul Incheon and Toronto Pearson on the long-haul front, with these likely to be leading connecting markets for KLM from Wroclaw-originating passengers. The Amsterdam-based airline becomes the sixth hub carrier to serve Wroclaw, with it joining Air France (Paris CDG), LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw Chopin), Lufthansa (Frankfurt and Munich), SAS (Copenhagen) and SWISS (Zurich).