Dutch airline KLM has announced plans for a new service between Dublin and Amsterdam. 

From the end of October, the airline will operate two daily return flights from Dublin Airport to the Dutch capital, marking its return to the Irish market after a 50 years absence. 

Despite not operating in the Irish market for 50 years, research shows huge recognition for the KLM brand and significant support from business and leisure sectors for the restarting of the route. 

The times of the flights has also been devised so that passengers will be able to connect to long-haul destinations in Asia, Africa and South America.

KLM hopes this will make the route attractive to a range of passenger types.