From July 13, 2020, KLM will resume operations between London City Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol.
The route will begin as a single daily service connected into KLM’s hub airport and then onwards to the KLM route network. The route will be operated by KLM subsidiary, KLM Cityhopper using an Embraer 190 aircraft carrying 100 passengers.
This month (June) KLM has been operating flights from eight departure points across the UK and Ireland: London Heathrow, Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham Glasgow & Aberdeen.
In July, KLM will offer two daily flights from London Heathrow and Manchester, plus daily departures from: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, London City and Newcastle.
Benedicte Duval, General Manager for UK & Ireland said:
“After this challenging period, we are delighted to be able to resume operations from Central London. Our partnership with London City Airport has been a huge success since we first launched the route in February 2016. Pre-covid, we were operating up to 9 flights a day so we look forward to increasing capacity in line with demand over the coming months.
Richard Hill, London City Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, added:
“KLM’s return to London City Airport is another positive sign of recovery as we resume passenger flights. We have been working hard with our airline partners to re-establish routes and this is an important milestone, restoring a very popular connection between two of Europe’s most important cities.
“Our customers have told us they want to get back in the air, with 79 per cent saying they will travel as soon as they are told it is safe to do so. It is to places like Amsterdam and London that they want to go, for both business and leisure. And with this quick and convenient route to the Schiphol hub, they can easily travel beyond as well. So, it is great to have KLM back so quickly. With the UK Government looking likely to announce air bridges soon, and given the significance and popularity of this connection, it’s crucial that the Netherlands is covered.”