KLM to start Liverpool Amsterdam service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is to operate a new flight between Liverpool and Amsterdam, in a move which will increase Liverpool’s “global connectivity.”

The KLM service hasn’t run since the outbreak of World War 2, some 70 years, and will operate three flights a day using the 80 seater Fokker 70s from next summer connecting Liverpool John Lennon to Amsterdam’s Schiphol.The move follows research into the UK’s travel trends involving key travel partners, and outlines the growing demand for business from the north west of the UK.

Senior vice-president Pieter Elbers said: “We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with Liverpool after such a long absence. 

“By adding Liverpool to our network KLM has further strengthened its position in the UK market, one of the most important markets in the extensive network of KLM.” 

The UK accounts for 17% of KLM’s worldwide traffic.