Airport bosses welcome latest announcement

Airport bosses have praised a weekend announcement by KLM, which cements much of the hard work being done at Aberdeen Airport.

The Dutch carrier has just announced that they are adding an extra rotation onto their Aberdeen/Amsterdam route from summer 2011. This is in order to meet demand from North-east passengers.

It comes hot on the heels of an announcement by Thomas Cook Airlines that it will offer more choice on flights to Dalaman next summer, with flights operating every Monday from 2 May to 18 July and then from 29 August to 17 October 2011.

Additionally, Flybe have announced they are significantly increasing capacity on the Aberdeen/Birmingham route, which is also excellent news for those travelling on business as well as leisure.

Jan Emery is the airport Route Development Manager.  She said "We work with all our airlines and operators on an ongoing basis and do everything we can to ensure that local demand is met, if at all possible.  A huge proportion of the work we do with the airlines is medium/long-term because that's the nature of aviation.  It's terrific to see additional options coming on-stream for our passengers and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure this trend continues."

Derek Provan, the airport Managing Director, echoed her sentiments. He said “We are very pleased to see this most recent announcement by KLM, which is the result of detailed negotiations over a period of time. Amsterdam is one of a number of key hubs that are all vitally important to our passengers. This news and that of Thomas Cook Airlines and Flybe announcements in recent weeks demonstrate a gradual increase in confidence within the airline industry."

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