Posted on: 06 January 2015 by Ross McSweeny
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced new scheduled services from Amsterdam to Belfast, Krakow and Montpellier, which will begin on 18 May and be operated on a daily basis by KLM Cityhopper.
Belfast will be the first city in Northern Ireland served directly by KLM and the 14th destination within the United Kingdom. The route will operate to George Best Belfast City Airport. Flights will depart Amsterdam at 10:00 and arrive in Belfast at 10:40. The return flight will leave Belfast at 11:15 and reach Amsterdam at 13:50 (all times local).
Krakow, traditionally one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and one of Poland's most important economic hubs, will be KLM’s second direct destination in Poland after the capital, Warsaw. The outbound flight from Amsterdam pushes back at 14:25 and reaches Krakow at 16:20. Inbound, the departure from Krakow will be at 16:55, with arrival in Amsterdam at 18:55 (all times local).
Montpellier, meanwhile, will be the sixth destination in France directly served by KLM. Flights from Amsterdam will depart at 14:40 and touch down in Montpellier at 16:35. From Montpellier on the return, takeoff is at 17:10 with the flight arriving in Amsterdam at 19:10 (all times local).
“Our aim is to develop our medium haul network on a continuous basis. By the opening of these three new routes, we can offer more destinations to our customers while we also expand the hub function of Amsterdam,” remarked Pieter Elbers, KLM’s president & CEO.