Dundee to Amsterdam route launches

Dundee to Amsterdam route launches

A new international service between Dundee and Amsterdam has been launched today, as part of the UK Governments £7m Regional Air Connectivity fund.

The first Flybe flight from Schiphol will touch down in Dundee at 11.55am today and marks the start of Dundee’s first ever international air route.

The new Flybe service, connecting Dundee to one of the continent’s most connected airports, will provide a major boost to Scottish business travellers.

The Netherlands is one of Scotland’s top export markets alongside the USA, Germany and France, and Lena Wilson, and could provide a vital boost to local business.

UK government aviation minister Robert Goodwill said: “Improved links with Europe are absolutely vital for securing prosperity for people across the UK.

“This new route between Dundee and Amsterdam will boost connectivity and drive up investment. Regional airports like Dundee are vital engines for local economies, creating jobs and opportunities for the area.” 

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s chief revenue Officer said: “Our new route from Dundee to Amsterdam is now the fourth route operated by Flybe under the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

“It represents a strong affirmation of Flybe’s commitment to improving connectivity for the UK regions and in turn supporting regional businesses, regional tourism and providing a ‘One Stop Link to the World’.”

Inglis Lyon, managing director of Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) added: “This new route is a great example of stakeholders and partners, governments and the local people, working together to secure investment and deliver essential connectivity.”

Flybe will run the service six times a week.  Tickets on the route are on sale from £24.99 one way.