davidjohnson6 wrote:Regarding KLM's new route to Vaxjo, it is perhaps worth noting that Estonian Air flew Vaxjo-Amsterdam in 2014. I've got a feeling (but not 100% certain) that Estonian's routes was operated as a KLM codeshare.
Amsterdam is not a huge metropolis and KLM has traditionally had a much higher proportion of connecting passengers compared to the likes to British Airways / Air France who have a greater propotion of (more profitable) passengers that begin / end their journeys in London or Paris. Competing head-on against the likes of Lufthansa would nevere have been sustainable long term so to become a major carrier KLM have had to specialilse in being the main European hub based airline at plenty of minor airpots all over Europe (particularly the UK and Scandinavia) as well as other continents
Transfer passengers account for abt 38% of the passengers traveling trough Amsterdam airport. The cities in de Randstad area (western part of the Netherlands) sum up as a big metropolis in terms of economy and overall turnover. In the direct Amsterdam and suburban area live about 2 million people. and the south-wing of the Randstad (Rotterdam-the Hague area) even has more then 3 million inhabitants.
So there is also plenty of O/D traffic to be expected on the route. think this route will be a success. and a great addition for a airport like Vaxjo