Dutch airline KLM has announced an expansion of its services on the Dublin to Amsterdam route - before it has even started the route. 

The new route from Dublin to the Dutch city starts twice a day from October 30.

But the airline has announced that from March next year, the service will double to four return flights a day for the summer season. 

The KLM jets carry up to 100 passengers and it offers convenient connections to its worldwide network of over 150 destinations. 

"Demand for efficient, seamless and convenient schedules to long-haul destinations from Ireland continues to grow, particularly to emerging markets such as Latin America, Africa and Asia - all markets where KLM has strong networks," commented Warner Rootliep, General Manager of Air France-KLM UK & Ireland said. 

"We know that the service we will provide out of Dublin will perfectly answer the needs of Ireland's capital and demonstrates our commitment to the Irish market," he added. 

Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport Managing Director, said the additional flights will provide extra choice and convenience for both business and leisure passengers travelling to the Netherlands or connecting at KLM's Schiphol hub.