12 JANUARY 2015
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In what is clearly seen as a bid to persuade Northern Ireland travellers that there is an alternative to long haul connections to Heathrow, Skyteam KLM is to commence operations from George Best Belfast City Airport to Amsterdam.
From 18 May KLM will operate daily flights from Belfast George Best City Airport to Amsterdam with a Fokker 70 aircraft.
Katy Best, Commercial and Marketing Director, Belfast City Airport, said: “Schiphol is the linchpin of the KLM network, and as one of the busiest airports in Europe serving over 300 destinations, it is an attractive super-hub with quick and easy transfer facilities for passengers on popular routes such as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Moscow, Johannesburg and Bangkok.
“KLM’s connectivity to many source markets will be particularly appealing to Northern Ireland for both business opportunities and tourism development.
“It is our aim to attract new airlines to Northern Ireland and to further develop our domestic and European route network through working with the government. KLM is the second big European airline to announce operations from Belfast City Airport in a matter of months after Vueling’s decision to commence a service to Barcelona from May 2015, and I am delighted that both airlines have chosen to include Belfast City in their UK expansion plans.” www.klm.com
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