KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second wave

The next wave of coronavirus in Europe has resulted in new lockdowns, prompting KLM Royal

The next wave of coronavirus in Europe has resulted in new lockdowns, prompting KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to make network changes for the coming period of time. KLM will continue to keep serving as many locations as feasible, but will minimize seat capacity and flight frequency.

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In the coming months, KLM will provide around 90-95% of the European places it served prior to the crisis. Service will be suspended to a selection of destinations, mainly in the United Kingdom. In general capability aboard European flights will be diminished from about 50% to 40% in contrast to pre-corona figures.

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In phrases of intercontinental support, the selection of passenger flights will be close to 50-60% of pre-corona ranges. If we consist of our cargo-only products and services, we will be functioning about 65% of our flights.

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Community technique

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Throughout the course of the pandemic, KLM strategically opted to restore service to as a lot of of its community destinations as doable. In reaction to the prevailing situations, we are doing so with much less flights and more compact plane. This signifies our consumers have the widest doable alternative of places, enabling us to keep our community through our Amsterdam hub. We are also serving lots of of our intercontinental destinations on a cargo-only basis, in compliance with current travel limitations.

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This approach has proved profitable in latest months and has ensured that we did not have to trim our community as rigorously as some other airlines. August and September confirmed very clear signals of restoration.

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Regrettably, the 2nd wave has led to new limitations during Europe, not just in the Netherlands. Capability will for that reason be trimmed once again into the coming interval. KLM will preserve its existing network technique, even introducing a number of new places. Depending on developments, more changes will be manufactured in the coming interval.

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New locations

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The corona pandemic confirms that a versatile network is really significant. By opening new routes, we can make up for declining demand from customers on other routes. KLM also strengthens its market place place any time it provides a new desired destination to its community. The adhering to products and services have been a short while ago included or will be included in the coming months:

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  • Powerful 4 January, KLM will run 4 weekly flights to Riyadh (Saudi-Arabia)
  • Powerful 10 December, KLM will work 2 times-weekly service to Zanzibar, with a halt in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on the return leg to Amsterdam
  • Considering that 8 November, we have operated thrice-day-to-day support to the new airport Berlin Brandenburg (Germany)
  • On 29 October, KLM resumed its circle flight Amsterdam-Calgary-Edmonton-Amsterdam, thus restoring assistance to Edmonton
  • Due to the fact 25 Oct, we have operated everyday provider to Poznan (Poland)
  • Due to the fact 24 Oct, KLM has resumed weekly service from Amsterdam to Chengdu and from Beijing to Amsterdam.

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