Dundee Airport to offer Amsterdam flights seven days a week


23rd September 2016

Dundee Airport is to start offering flights to Amsterdam seven days a week due to overwhelming public demand for the service.

The flights were introduced in May but the route only operated between Mondays and Fridays.

Three weeks ago, operators FlyBe introduced Sunday flights. They have been so popular, without harming passenger numbers on weekdays, that a Saturday service is now being introduced in November.

The flights between Dundee and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport have been popular since they were introduced. Thousands of tickets were snapped up within the first weeks of sale.

The link is one of only two routes operating out of Dundee, received funding from the UK Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

It is understood the service is even proving popular North Sea oil gas workers who want to travel to Aberdeen from England. Rather than travelling directly to Aberdeen by plane, it can be cheaper to fly to Amsterdam and get a connecting flight to Dundee and then completing the rest of the journey by car or public transport.

The route into Dundee is also popular with European students coming to study in Scotland.

Dundee City Council development management convener Will Dawson said: “It is pleasing to see the that this flight has become incredibly popular since its introduction. Air links to Dundee continue to play an important role in the long term regeneration of the city and it is great to see that even more people will get to use the service. Hopefully this will encourage more operators to look at other introductions at the airport and build on the success of Amsterdam.”

Dundee Airport Ltd

Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers.

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