- Jan 14, 2009
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I've just taken a week at random: 10-16 May next year.Been doing a bit of research for flights in April and I know there's lots of various reasons for the pricing but I find it incredibly frustrating that KLM want to charge 2 and times more for me to fly into Cardiff from Amsterdam than they do for a flight to Bristol. Cardiff is priced at £134 one way and Bristol £47, Birmingham was £82. Pricing like this doesn't help the airport PR wise especially as they'll get blamed for it.
KLM flies 4 x daily BRS-AMS and 3 x daily CWL-AMS. The fares from BRS from that sector are £45 and from CWL £55. There are one or two dates from both where the fare is £76.
As has been said BRS has more competition with easyJet flying BRS-AMS 13 times weekly (admittedly p2p only) with the easyJet BRS-AMS sector ranging between £20.99 and £69.99 for that week.
It's often said that CWL is a profitable route for KLM which is why I wondered why CWL was one of the UK airports to have its KLM AMS flights suspended until next February.Hopefully it will make CWL-AMS more profitable for KLM. I'm sure CWL would prefer to see more passengers through the door, but if KLM can sell seats at that price then I'm sure everyone will be happier that the route is profitable.