KLM to launch Liverpool route

3 Nov 2008 by Mark Caswell

Dutch carrier KLM
is to commence flights from Liverpool to its hub in Amsterdam for the first time
since the Second World War.

KLM will launch three-times
daily flights between the two cities on March 29, 2009, using Fokker 70
aircraft configured for up to 80 passengers.

Flights will
depart Liverpool’s John Lennon airport at 0615, 1030 and 1730, arriving into
Schiphol at 0835, 1250 and 1950. The return legs will depart Amsterdam at 0925,
1625 and 2030, landing back into the UK at 0950, 1650 and 2055 respectively.

KLM will use the
flights to further feed into its long-haul network out of Amsterdam, and as an
opportunity to tap into the Cheshire and North Wales catchment area. The
airline already serves Manchester six times daily from Amsterdam, as well as 13
other UK airports including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, and
London’s City and Heathrow airports.

For Liverpool the
decision marks the first non low-cost carrier to fly to Amsterdam from the city’s
airport in recent times – Easyjet currently plies the route three-times daily
with Airbus A319 aircraft.

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