KLM is Further Reducing Capacity in Europe

KLM is Further Reducing Capacity in Europe

KLM is scaling back the capacity of its European flights. There will be temporary no flights in particular to destinations to the United Kingdom.


All this probably has to do with the stricter corona measures that apply in that country.

KLM now expects to operate about 40 percent of the originally planned flights. That was previously 50 percent. The number of European destinations will remain at around 90 to 95 percent in the coming months compared to the supply before the crisis.

Intercontinental, the number of passenger flights, will remain about 50 to 60 percent in the coming months. Including cargo flights, this is approximately 65 percent.

Where possible, KLM uses smaller aircraft on specific routes. The number of flights performed is also less than expected. This has resulted in KLM having to cancel fewer destinations compared to other airlines. The months of August and September showed an apparent recovery.

The second corona wave did throw a spanner in the works, partly due to new travel restrictions. Even so, KLM is going to fly a few new routes. Four flights a week to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia will start on January 4.

As of December 10, KLM will fly twice a week to Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania. On the way back there will be a stop in Dar es Salaam. KLM also flies to the new Berlin Brandenburg airport.

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