KLM to launch services from Amsterdam to Katowice
KLM is to launch daily services on a new route from Amsterdam to Katowice on 30 October 2022. It will be the sixth Polish city – following Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Gdańsk and Poznań – from which KLM will offer direct flights to the Netherlands.
“We are immensely happy with KLM’s decision to launch a new, sixth route from Poland to the Netherlands,” said Frantisek Siling, General Sales Manager of Air France and KLM in Poland. “The global flights offer will soon be joined by Katowice, the heart of Silesia and a very important economic centre on a national scale, where we see great potential primarily due to business traffic. Poland is a special market for KLM, and the initiated strategy of launching routes from regional airports has thus far done well. Following the success of Poznań, Wrocław, Kraków and Gdańsk, and after a long-time presence in Warsaw, it’s time for the next big city: Katowice. We hope that daily flights will help in business trips, and that tourists from Silesia will gain new possibilities offered by the rich KLM network; flights to the Netherlands, and from there – through the hub in Amsterdam – to numerous cities on five continents.”
Artur Tomasik, President of the Board of The Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL SA), the company managing Katowice Wojciech Korfanty Airport, commented: “KLM’s decision to launch the Amsterdam-Katowice route is the result of consistent talks, which were held during the pandemic, a very difficult time for the aviation industry. I’m happy that KLM has acknowledged the potential of Katowice Airport and the Silesian Voivodeship and decided to launch daily flights between our airport and one of the biggest hub airports in Europe. Thanks to this route, passengers will gain a quick and comfortable access to the rich network of long-haul flights offered by KLM from Amsterdam. I believe it is the beginning of a good and long collaboration.”