Stobart Air, partner to leading airlines including Aer Lingus, Flybe and British Airways CityFlyer has secured a new partnership with KLM Cityhopper.
The agreement between the two airlines will see Stobart Air provide an E195 jet on an ACMI contract (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) for the purpose of operating up to eight flights per day from Amsterdam, including Dublin to Amsterdam.
The partnership with one of the world’s oldest and most established airlines, follows Stobart Air’s recent €36 million investment in two Embraer E190 jet aircraft to service routes for BA Cityflyer from London City Airport, and the addition of 40 new jobs.
Headquartered in Dublin, Stobart Air employs over 570 people.
In 2018, Stobart Air’s overall passenger figures increased by 12% on the previous year, with the airline carrying 2,224,037 passengers on over 43,500 flights throughout the year.
The airline reported a significant increase on its Flybe routes from London Southend Airport, with passenger numbers doubling last year to 500,000.