KLM flights to Amsterdam resume from Teesside Airport


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines renewed today (Monday) its main international link between Teesside and Amsterdam Schiphol, with the first flight departing at 10am.

The heavily used service was temporarily suspended due to coronavirus restrictions earlier this year, and since that move, calls from passengers have increased to see service restored.

This important route has now been reintroduced, with today’s, Wednesday and Friday flights departing at 10:00 a.m., before KLM initially began operating a daily flight at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

This popular connection is part of a long-term agreement between KLM and the airport signed in June of last year, which saw the airline and Teesside reaffirm their partnership for years to come.

Amsterdam Schiphol typically serves over 100 destinations globally and will play an increasing role in reconnecting local populations traveling the world for business or leisure as the government continues to review international travel rules.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “I am delighted to welcome back KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and its connection to Schiphol. Restarting the service has been one of the most requested things by the public since we scaled back our operations and it’s great to see it here again.

“KLM has been with us for years, in good times and bad, and their commitment has played an important role in our ability to transform the airport for the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool. The deal we signed last year will ensure it’s there for the long haul too.

“As the world slowly begins to open up again and international travel becomes an increasing priority for our businesses and local populations, KLM’s itinerary will be invaluable as we return to the glory days of Teesside International. ”

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, marking its best month in 14 years for the Teesside-Amsterdam route in September of the same year.

During the suspension of service, Teesside International worked hard on its multi-million pound transformation to give KLM passengers an even better experience. They can now relax in one of two luxury lounges, or in new dining outlets, including the Landside Café, The Transporter Bar and Kitchen and The Goosepool bar. The airport is also defending local producers at the House of Zana and Rejoy stores, and people will soon be able to take advantage of a new duty free store run by World Duty Free.

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