KLM Adds Four New European Destinations to Summer 2021 Schedule
As Europe gradually reopens, KLM is expanding their summer schedule with four new destinations including Belgrade, Verona, Palma de Mallorca and Dubrovnik. The carrier will also increase flight frequencies and capacities to other popular European destinations.
On Tuesday (May 18, 2021), KLM announced that as Europe is gradually reopening, they will continue to rebuild their European network. The carrier will launch new summer service to Belgrade, Verona, Palma de Mallorca and Dubrovnik, while adding flight frequencies and capacities on other popular European destinations. KLM has been able to completely rebuild their network and is flying routes where demand is available and variable costs are covered. For summer 2019 the carrier offered service to 92 destinations, and for summer 2021, KLM will offer 96 destiantions.
In Tuesday’s announcement, KLM’s President & CEO, Pieter Elbers, said,
“We are extremely pleased that there are more possibilities to travel again. In this respect, we respond as flexibly as possible to market conditions. At KLM, we are prepared to carry our passengers to their destinations in a completely responsible manner. We offer our customers a flexible travel policy and the highest standard of hygiene.”
KLM has made several changes to their summer 2021 schedule versus the same period in 2019. Service to Vӓxjö, Sweden has been suspended, while flights to Marseille and Nantes will once again be operated from Schiphol by Air France. Earlier this year the carrier added Southampton, Poznan and Cork to their schedule, and today announced the addition of Belgrade, Verona, Palma de Mallorca and Dubrovnik. Service to Belgrade will launch on May 13th with up to seven weekly flights. Starting June 26th, the carrier is also launching up to seven weekly flights to Verona, Palma de Mallorca and Dubrovnik.
The airline will also deploy larger aircraft to high-demand destinations such as Porto and Ibiza during July and August. Additionally, KLM will add capacity to southern European destinations in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia and Greece. The expected capacity on European flights will be 50-75 percent of pre-pandemic levels, subject to changing destination pandemic-related color codes.