An additional daily KLM return service between Inverness and Amsterdam began on Tuesday this week.
This additional service, just a year after KLM launched their Inverness to Amsterdam route, shows the popularity of flying to and through Schiphol Airport and the demand for access to the world wide destinations it offers. The second flight will run until the 28th October and offers a flight from Inverness to Amsterdam at 06.20 and from Amsterdam to Inverness at 21.05. From 8th July – 3rd September the flight from Inverness to Amsterdam will depart at 06.00.
Inglis Lyon, Managing Director of HIAL, said: “Inverness Airport has experienced its busiest ever year thanks to the introduction of services such as KLM’s, with almost 830,000 passengers travelling through the terminal. This new KLM service will help meet the demand for access to and from the world through Inverness, and we are working with them to make the most of the connections that this new service offers.”
Warner Rootliep, General Manager for the UK and Ireland at KLM Air France, added: “We’ve been very happy with the performance of our current Inverness service and believe the additional capacity and the improved connections through Schiphol will offer opportunities to strengthen our presence out of Inverness.
“It’s great that KLM has been so warmly welcomed by people from across the Highlands and Moray and I hope that together we will support increased visitors to the region and help more businesses reach markets around the globe.”
And SCDI’s Regional Director for the Highlands & Islands, Fraser Grieve, commented: “As the home to some of Scotland’s leading exporters and with a booming tourism sector it’s vital that businesses have access to the customers they need to grow.
“KLM has made a welcome commitment to Inverness and I’m confident we can ensure that more people will get to experience what the Highlands have to offer, and more businesses should have the opportunity to grow as a result of this improved connectivity.”