KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second wave

The second wave of coronavirus in Europe has resulted in new lockdowns, prompting KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to make community changes for the coming time period. KLM will retain serving as many destinations as achievable, but will decrease seat capability and flight frequency.

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In the coming months, KLM will serve all over 90-95% of the European locations it served ahead of the disaster. Services will be suspended to a quantity of locations, mainly in the United Kingdom. Total capability aboard European flights will be lessened from about 50% to 40% as opposed to pre-corona figures.

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In terms of intercontinental services, the range of passenger flights will be about 50-60% of pre-corona concentrations. If we consist of our cargo-only expert services, we will be functioning all over 65% of our flights.

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Community system

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Through the course of the pandemic, KLM strategically opted to restore support to as many of its network locations as feasible. In reaction to the prevailing conditions, we are performing so with less flights and lesser aircraft. This implies our buyers have the widest attainable option of places, enabling us to manage our network by way of our Amsterdam hub. We are also serving lots of of our intercontinental places on a cargo-only foundation, in compliance with latest vacation limits.

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This method has proved successful in current months and has ensured that we did not have to trim our community as rigorously as some other airways. August and September confirmed clear indicators of recovery.

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Regrettably, the 2nd wave has led to new constraints throughout Europe, not just in the Netherlands. Ability will thus be trimmed all over again into the coming period. KLM will keep its current network system, even adding quite a few new destinations. Based on developments, more changes will be produced in the coming period.

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New locations

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The corona pandemic confirms that a flexible network is pretty essential. By opening new routes, we can make up for declining need on other routes. KLM also strengthens its industry posture when it provides a new spot to its network. The following solutions have been not long ago extra or will be extra in the coming months:

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  • Productive 4 January, KLM will work four weekly flights to Riyadh (Saudi-Arabia)
  • Helpful 10 December, KLM will function twice-weekly company to Zanzibar, with a halt in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on the return leg to Amsterdam
  • Since 8 November, we have operated thrice-everyday service to the new airport Berlin Brandenburg (Germany)
  • On 29 Oct, KLM resumed its circle flight Amsterdam-Calgary-Edmonton-Amsterdam, as a result restoring company to Edmonton
  • Given that 25 October, we have operated everyday company to Poznan (Poland)
  • Given that 24 October, KLM has resumed weekly service from Amsterdam to Chengdu and from Beijing to Amsterdam.

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