KLM resumes Teesside-Amsterdam route

The renewed flights will operate four days a week, as demand for the popular service has been growing since it was paused last year 

KLM resumed its service between Teesside International to Amsterdam/Schiphol on Monday (June 28). 

The service was halted due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and implemented travel restrictions. There has recently been growing demand for the route to be reinstated.  

Flights between the two destinations will now operate once a day on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays.  

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Ben Houchen, Tees Valley mayor, said: “KLM has been with us for years, through the good times and the bad, and its commitment has played a huge part in our ability to turn the airport around for people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool. The deal we signed last year will make sure it’s here for the long-haul too. 

“As the world slowly begins to open up once again and international travel becomes an increasing priority for our businesses and local people, KLM’s route will be invaluable as we get back to the glory days of Teesside International.” 

The new service is part of a deal made between the carrier and the airport last June, which helps solidify their partnership for the long-term.  

Due to Schiphol serving more than 100 destinations globally, it is hoped that it will play a large role in reconnecting people travelling for both business and pleasure as the industry begins its recovery.  

In 2019, KLM celebrated its 100th anniversary, whilst also marking its best month in 14 years for the Teesside-Amsterdam route in September of that year.  

The northern hub has been constructing new facilities for the return of passengers, including new luxury lounges and updated food and drink outlets.