Last week KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched flights to three new destinations from its hub at Amsterdam Schiphol, offering passengers further convenient and great value travel options.
The new routes include a twice daily flight from Manston Airport in Kent, a service from Amsterdam to Fukuoka, which is the Dutch airline’s third Japanese destination, and to Ålesund in Norway.
Special guests were invited to celebrate the inaugural KLM flight from Manston Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol on Tuesday, 2nd April. The new service is the only scheduled passenger flight from the Kentish airport, offering travellers in the South East an alternative to the congestion of Heathrow and Gatwick.
With Manston, KLM now offers the convenience of 16 airports in the UK and through the hub of Schiphol can offer UK passengers 190 destinations worldwide. The Manston to Amsterdam service operates twice a day, every day of the week on a Fokker 70.
Wednesday 3rd April saw KLM become the first European airline to offer direct flights to Fukuoka in the Japanese province of Kyushu. The Dutch airline will fly three times a week from Amsterdam to Fukuoka, which is the third Japanese city served by KLM. The new route increases the number of direct KLM flights from Amsterdam to Japan to 21 a week for the 2013 summer season.
With the addition of the new Ålesund service to Amsterdam Schiphol, KLM boosted to seven the number of Norwegian destinations to benefit from direct flights to the hub of Schiphol. The new flight, which launched on Thursday, 4th April, will run twice a day.