Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee to Amsterdam flights rerouted

Dundee Amsterdam service
Image caption The Dundee to Amsterdam service was launched in May

FlyBe's new daily Dundee to Amsterdam service has been temporarily rerouted, with passengers being taken by bus to Edinburgh Airport.

The service, Dundee Airport's first non-chartered international route, was launched in May.

FlyBe said the decision to temporarily operate the route via Edinburgh from 10 November was the result of "an ongoing review of operations".

No timescale has been given regarding the service resuming from Dundee.

A spokesman for the airline said: "Flybe is committed to working with Dundee Airport to resolve this as quickly as possible and sincerely apologises to customers for any inconvenience resulting from this disruption."

The route is FlyBe's fourth under the UK government's £7m regional air connectivity fund.

The airline announced the service would begin operating on Saturdays from November due to popular demand.

A spokesman for Dundee Airport operator HIAL said: "The Dundee Airport team is working with the airline to obtain a greater understanding of the timescales involved around the decision and to minimise disruption to passengers during that period."

Dundee West MP Chris Law said he was optimistic that rerouting the flights was a short-term issue.

He said: "The Dundee Airport consultative committee worked very hard to bring the Dundee to Amsterdam route here and will work equally hard to help resolve whatever the problem is.

"In the meantime, Dundee Airport will help to ensure people travelling to Edinburgh to catch their flight will get there in comfort and safety."

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