KLM is boosting capacity between Bristol airport and Amsterdam by adding 10,000 seats for the summer.

The Dutch flag carrier is to deploy a larger Boeing 737 on the route on weekdays from June 24 to provide an extra 32 seats per flight until October 27.

The airline runs four daily flights to Amsterdam from Bristol. The introduction of the Boeing 737 service will increase the overall seat capacity by 6.2% compared to the same period last summer.

Air France-KLM UK general manager Benedicte Duval said: “Due to strong passenger numbers and positive commercial performance on our Bristol to Amsterdam route, we are pleased to be in a position to increase route capacity for the summer 2019 season.

“The addition of a larger Boeing 737 aircraft will provide almost 10,000 additional seats across the period, giving people in the west of England more opportunity to fly with KLM, and take advantage of our worldwide connections from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.”

Bristol airport business development director Nigel Scott added: “This decision is based on the strong passenger demand in the region and represents a key milestone in our relationship with KLM.

“The airline has consistently improved the service and product from Bristol airport over 30 years of the airline partnership.

“We look forward to additional improvements in the future which will benefit business, leisure passengers and inbound visitors with improved connectivity from Bristol to the world via the Amsterdam hub.”