Mayor Houchen with a KLM plane

Teesside airport agrees five year deal with KLM, resuming Amsterdam flights from August 3

Teesside International Airport has signed a new deal with airline partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, securing flights to Amsterdam for the next five years.

The news comes after the operator announced to resume flights from Teesside to Amsterdam Schiphol airport on August 3. These will begin with a single daily service, growing back to three times a day when the market is ready.  

The flights to the Dutch capital, popular with both business and leisure travellers, will once again connect the people of Tees Valley with more than 100 destinations worldwide. The announcement comes on the same week that Teesside International reopened for domestic flights to Aberdeen and Belfast, with London City and Newquay routes coming from July 6.

Teesside International is continuing discussions with all of its airline partners over the reintroduction of further services over the coming weeks and months.

Welcoming the news, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “KLM has been working with Teesside International for years and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure this route for another five. In signing this deal, KLM has demonstrated once again a huge vote of confidence in our airport and our region.

“This route to Schiphol is well used by our businesses and local people alike, helping them to get worldwide from Teesside, and had been going from strength to strength before the coronavirus pandemic hit. This renewed commitment is yet another vote of confidence that our 10-Year Rescue Plan is working despite this unprecedented and difficult time."

Benedicte Duval, general manager for UK and Ireland, added: “Having operated from Teesside for almost 30 years, we are delighted to announce the continuation of our partnership with the airport, even after this challenging period for our industry.”

Teesside International Airport is currently only open to those planning to travel and airport staff. New health and safety measures have also been put in place for the airport, with six steps including hand sanitisation points and face masks now in operation.


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