KLM cuts number of flights and seats due to second corona wave | NOW

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KLM is further reducing capacity due to the second corona wave, the company announced on Thursday. The airline is reducing the number of flights and seats. The number of destinations remains reasonably stable.

Only flights to a few destinations in the United Kingdom will be canceled for the time being. “The share of European destinations will remain roughly 90 to 95 percent in the coming months compared to the pre-crisis offer,” KLM said. The total capacity on European flights will be reduced from 50 to 40 percent of the capacity for the corona outbreak.

For destinations outside Europe, the share of flights will remain at about 50 to 60 percent in the coming months compared to the period before the pandemic.

KLM has announced that it will continue to fly to as many destinations as possible during the corona crisis, but less often and with smaller aircraft. This approach has proven successful, according to the company.

“Unfortunately, the second wave has not only led to new travel restrictions in the Netherlands, but throughout Europe. That is why the capacity will be adjusted downwards in the coming period,” the airline said in an explanation. For the time being, the adjustments only concern this month and next.

KLM is also adding a number of destinations to the offer. This concerns flights to and from Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia. The company has also recently started flying to the recently opened airport in Berlin.

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