KLM is raising capacity from Leeds  Bradford airport to its Amsterdam hub by 7,000 seats next summer.

Up to 128,500 seats will be available on the route during the summer season.

The Dutch carrier will deploy a Boeing 737-700 on one ot three daily services from March 28, 2020.

The additional seat capacity will result in almost 6% year-on-year growth following growing demand on the route linking the Yorkshire airport to Schiphol for onward connections to 165 destinations.

Air France-KLM UK & Ireland genersal manager Benedicte Duval said: “As a result of positive commercial performance and strong passenger numbers, we are delighted to be in a position to introduce a larger aircraft, a mainline KLM B737, on our Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam route, increasing capacity by 7,000 seats for the summer season.”

“This 6% capacity increase will provide both business and leisure passengers from the Yorkshire area with greater opportunity to take advantage of seamless connections to KLM’s worldwide network via Amsterdam Schiphol airport.”

Leeds Bradfod airport aviation and commercial director John Cunliffe added: “The investment of additional capacity by KLM serves to reconfirm the economic significance of the Leeds city region, the largest economy in the UK outside of London.”