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Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2015
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is set to expand its medium-haul network with daily flights to (and from) Inverness, marking the airline’s 4th Scottish destination and 17th UK destination. The route will form part of KLM’s new summer schedule for 2016.
Commencing on the 17th of May 2016, the daily flight will connect Inverness to KLM’s award-winning hub Schiphol, in Amsterdam. The airline will offer a number of connections to its worldwide network of over 150 destinations from Scotland, including Montreal, Beijing and Hong Kong. All flights will be operated by KLM Cityhopper, using Fokker 70 jet aircraft, carrying up to 80 passengers.
The launch of the Inverness service further cements KLM’s position as the UK’s regional airline of choice and brings the total of Scottish airports served by the airline to 4, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, providing a choice of more than 100 weekly flights to Scottish passengers.
The introduction of Inverness as a new destination also makes it the UK’s largest regional full service intercontinental carrier. Departure airports include London (Heathrow and City), Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton, Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, Norwich, Southampton and now Inverness. As such, KLM is proud to provide flight connections from the UK regions to the world.
On top of adding the new Inverness and Southampton services for Summer 2016, KLM will also be increasing capacity on its UK network including in Birmingham and Leeds Bradford airports.
KLM’s decision to introduce services out of Inverness airport follows a strong business case put forward by the airport and our decision to position KLM as the key intercontinental airline for the regions. The research showed significant support for business and leisure sectors for the commencement of the route.
KLM is regarded as one of Scotland’s major network carriers and won the regarded SPAA (Scottish Passenger Agent’s Association) “Best European Airline” award for the 15th consecutive year in November, despite fierce competition in Scotland.
KLM’s hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is consistently voted one of Europe’s best business airports and was voted Best Airport in Europe at the 2015 Business Traveller Awards for the 15th consecutive year. Connections to European cities can be made in as little as 40 minutes; to long haul destinations 50 minutes is enough to efficiently transfer at the airport.
Source:- Visit Scotland