KLM is to resume flights from London City airport from July 13.

The airline’s route to Amsterdam will restart as a single daily service, with frequency increases expected as demand for travel returns.

The service will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using a 100-seat Embraer 190.

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Amsterdam was the most popular route from the airport last year, accounting for 664,621 passengers flying with up to three airlines.

The return of KLM flights to the Dutch hub follow the confirmation of BA CityFlyer’s first returning routes at the airport, with the resumption of flights on Sunday.

KLM UK and Ireland general manager Benedicte Duval said: “With borders starting to reopen and travel restrictions beginning to ease, safety is a prerequisite for KLM as we gradually resume travel.

“After this challenging period, we are delighted to be able to resume operations from central London.

“Our partnership with London City airport has been a huge success since we first launched the route in February 2016.

“Pre-Covid, we were operating up to nine flights a day so we look forward to increasing capacity in line with demand over the coming months.

“As we all adapt to this new environment, I can assure you that all KLM staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health and safety.”

London City chief commercial officer Richard Hill, added: “KLM’s return is another positive sign of recovery as we resume passenger flights.

“We have been working hard with our airline partners to re-establish routes and this is an important milestone, restoring a very popular connection between two of Europe’s most important cities.

“With the UK Government looking likely to announce air bridges soon, and given the significance and popularity of this connection, it’s crucial that the Netherlands is covered.”

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