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KLM Celebrates 35-Year Partnership with Cardiff Airport


KLM celebrated its 35th anniversary last week of operating between Cardiff and Amsterdam – connecting Wales to the Netherlands and onwards to the world.

The route commenced on the 16th of May 1988 and has built up flight operations to offer a choice of up to 40 weekly services to choose from.
Millions of passengers have benefited from the flights operated so far, linking Wales to the world, via KLM’s hub in Amsterdam.

This has provided passengers living in Wales and visitors to the country with amazing access to the globe with seamless connections.

Spencer Birns, Cardiff Airport’s CEO commented:

“On behalf of all the staff at Cardiff Airport in Wales, we want to say a huge thank you and congratulations to KLM. It is amazing to have seen so many of our passengers enjoy the advantages of using the KLM flights through our airport. They have been travelling to and from Wales for numerous reasons, from so many global destinations. These very convenient flights have been instrumental in helping to assist families, businesses and our world-famous educational centres of excellence in Wales to stay connected with their respective ties across the World.

With flights operating for 35 years so far, it is a great success story and we look forward to many more years of partnerships with KLM serving Wales through Cardiff Airport.”

Fahmi Mahjoub, General Manager of Air France KLM UK & Ireland commented on the milestone:

 “We’re very pleased to be celebrating the 35th anniversary of our flights to Wales through Cardiff Airport. We see many customers choosing to travel via our hub and landing conveniently in Wales. Our passengers are regularly travelling to Cardiff from the cities we service in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and The Middle East. We are confident that our continued investment in the region will result in stronger business links between Cardiff and the world and we are proud to be a major enabler of tourism and economic ties with Wales.”