Posted on: 18 May 2015 by Mark Howells
KLM Cityhopper has completed the inaugural flight on KLM’s year-round new daily service from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to George Best Belfast City Airport on a Fokker 70 aircraft.
“KLM’s decision to include Belfast City Airport as its 14th UK destination is a significant feat for Northern Ireland and both business and leisure passengers within the region who benefit from the airline’s competitive fares to Amsterdam and an endless list of worldwide destinations,” commented Belfast City Airport’s commercial and marketing director, Katy Best.
“In addition to this, the new service will play a huge role in driving inward tourism to Northern Ireland. As a one terminal airport, Schiphol offers a quick and convenient transfer product making Belfast and Northern Ireland more accessible than ever for international tourists,” Best continued. “We have also recently welcomed the announcement that Belfast will host the Routes Europe Conference in 2017 which will provide key decision makers and influencers with an opportunity to experience Belfast for themselves and we look forward to working with Government and playing a key role in fully capitalising on the conference.”
KLM is the second major airline to arrive at Belfast City Airport this month alone after Vueling commenced its Barcelona service on 7 May.