After an absence of two decades, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume flights between Amsterdam and this country on Saturday.
This was announced by Netherlands Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Raphael Varga on social media yesterday.
In his post Ambassador said,” #KLM will start 16/10 operating three weekly flights from AMS to Bridgetown (Barbados) and Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago), two beautiful destinations in the Caribbean. The first time in 20 years that KLM will fly to Barbados and T&T. “
The Dutch Ambassador confirmed there would be flights on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
The announcement came after a recent meeting between Ambassador Varga and Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell earlier this week concerning the flight.
When contacted about the development, Mitchell said he was absolutely thrilled by KLM’s return as it opened up numerous opportunities for the country.
“This route opens up a number of opportunities for us to attract visitors from across Europe as well as other markets to experience our vibrant culture, festivals, and the sun, sea and sand that both Trinidad and Tobago offers,” he said,” We are all extremely excited.”
Mitchell also pointed to the Rotterdam Carnival, which he felt could open the door for local creative sector through the participation and greater exposure of elements of our unique Trinidad and Tobago Carnival experience to the Netherlands.
He said the return of KLM confirmed Trinidad and Tobago was still an attractive destination for visitors from both traditional markets as well as new and emerging markets.