News

KLM to Fly Belfast City to Amsterdam

KLM to Fly Belfast City to Amsterdam

Air France/KLM is to commence operations from Northern Ireland to Amsterdam.KLM-News-Story-Teaser

 

George Best Belfast City Airport is the only airport in the UK or Ireland included in expansion plans announced  by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which will commence a daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in May 2015, providing greater access to global destinations through KLM’s extensive network.

Connectivity from Northern Ireland to South America, the Middle East and the Far East will be further strengthened through KLM’s membership of the SkyTeam Alliance, along with international airlines such as Air France, Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, Aeroflot, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Czech Airlines, and Saudia.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said:

“Today’s announcement by KLM is really good news for tourism, as we kick off our 2015 promotional drive. Not only will it help grow visitor numbers from the Netherlands, but this new flight will offer connectivity from other important tourism markets, including North America, Asia and the Middle East.

“We look forward to co-operating with KLM to maximise the promotion of this new service from Amsterdam to Belfast. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.

“Tourism Ireland is committed to working with KLM, Belfast City Airport and other tourism partners, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for this new flight, as well working with other carriers and partners to promote and help maintain vital routes and services to Northern Ireland.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Silversea announces Dublin as New Departure Gateway for 2019/2020 Voyages

Michael FloodOctober 15, 2018

Tobago Tourism is Going Independent

Michael FloodOctober 15, 2018

Leah Quinn wins a Trip with Qatar Airways

Michael FloodOctober 15, 2018

Air Transat Looks at Expansion of Thomas Cook Partnership

Neil SteedmanOctober 14, 2018

CMA Investigation Launched into Aer Lingus and CityJet Agreement

Neil SteedmanOctober 14, 2018

WestJet Unveils Global Future, New Brand Image

Neil SteedmanOctober 14, 2018

Shannon Airport is Headline Sponsor for Worldchoice Ireland Conference

Neil SteedmanOctober 12, 2018
sarah slattery

Martin McKenna Teams Up with TheTravelExpert.ie

Neil SteedmanOctober 12, 2018

Sean Doyle to Succeed Stephen Kavanagh as Aer Lingus Chief Executive

Neil SteedmanOctober 11, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland