Dutch airline KLM has renewed its long-term agreement with Durham Tees Valley Airport after hailing the “very encouraging performance” of its Amsterdam service.
The carrier has revealed that it enjoyed a 5 per cent growth in passenger numbers in the 12 months to June 2016.
As a result of its success, KLM has renewed a long-term agreement to fly to and from the airport.
Warner Rootliep, general manager of Air France KLM for UK and Ireland, said: “We have a long-standing successful relationship with Durham Tees Valley Airport which is reflected in the very positive growth we have seen recently. We have seen strong performance on our traffic to Amsterdam, as well as connecting across our worldwide network. This demonstrates the importance of the service, especially to the regions business community, providing access to destinations across the world. We are looking forward to continuing to work with the airport and playing a role in its future progress”
Robert Hough, chairman of Peel Airports, added: “This new agreement with KLM provides stability for our operations and will, I am sure be welcomed by many business people who depend of the service to reach their global markets.”