KLM has launched its new daily flight service from George Best Belfast City Airport.
To mark the launch of the new route, the inaugural flight was welcomed to Belfast with a ceremonial water cannon, which was followed by a champagne evening reception at Ulster Museum.
The new flight from Belfast marks KLM’s 19th departure point in the UK and Ireland.
The water cannons saluted the inaugural flight arriving from Amsterdam at the start of the new KLM service, which is operating one flight to Amsterdam per day. The flights depart George Best Belfast City Airport at 11.15am and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 1.50pm, and a return leg departs Amsterdam at 10am and lands in Belfast at 10.40am.
KLM has been promoting the new route launch from Belfast for a number of weeks, with a series of exclusive hosted events and targeted campaigns. In April, KLM invited Belfast media and local competition winners on board a scenic flight over Belfast in the iconic KLM DC-3 plane, the world’s first commercial aircraft originally built in 1944, to experience the golden age of travel.