KLM is poised to restart Teesside-Amsterdam Schiphol flights by the end of the month.
The service, temporarily suspended due to Covid-9 restrictions, are part of a long-term deal between KLM and the airport signed in June last year, which will see the airline fly from Teesside for years to come.
Flights will initially operate once a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from June 28 offering a link to the Amsterdam hub, which typically serves more than 100 destinations worldwide.
Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: “Ever since the government has started to ease restrictions on international travel, I’ve been inundated with emails, social media messages and questions from people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool all asking the same thing, ‘When are KLM coming back to the airport?’
“Well, I’m delighted to announce that their flights will return in just a matter of days, on 28 June.
“As we look to recover our economy following the coronavirus and the world continues to slowly open up again, this is another vital worldwide link. It will help our businesses reconnect with sites and partners across the globe, help bring investment into our region and give people more options for well-deserved holidays as countries are put on government’s green list, when it is safe to do so, in the coming months.
“KLM has been backing our airport for years, and it’s great to welcome it back so we can pick up where we left off in our long-term deal.”