• Joe Breitfeller

KLM Expands July Flight Schedule by 60 Percent With Service to 73 Destinations

KLM announced on Tuesday that they will expand their flight schedule by 60 percent compared to June. The carrier will operate 25 to 30 percent of their typical flight schedule with an emphasis on Southern European destinations.

KLM Boeing 787-9 Over Tulip Fields - Courtesy KLM

Today, KLM announced that they will increase their July schedule by 60 percent compared to June, ramping up their operations to 25-30 percent of their normal schedule. The expanded schedule focuses on Southern European destinations including Alicante, Bilbao, Bologna, Ibiza, Istanbul, Nice, Porto, Catania, and Split. The carrier’s European network in July will include 73 destinations, up from 30 in May and 45 in June. This month, KLM expanded its intercontinental network with service to Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Maarten, Paramaribo and Quito. For July, the carrier will expand frequencies and add six intercontinental destinations including Jakarta, Denpasar, Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver and Calgary. In total, the carrier will offer a total of 51 intercontinental destinations in July, half of which are now being flown as cargo-only flights. KLM will open these routes to passenger service as travel restrictions are lifted and demand returns.

Although the number of frequencies represent only 25-30 percent of the carrier’s planned July schedule, KLM will be serving 78 percent of their planned destinations with over 3,000 departing flights from Amsterdam-Schiphol. In Tuesday’s announcement, KLM’s President & CEO, Pieter Elbers said,

“Our customers want to travel again. We are therefore expanding the network slowly and carefully. With all the hygiene measures taken on board and on the ground, we are doing this as safely as possible.”

KLM’s planned European network from Amsterdam in July (subject to change) includes service to: Aalborg, Aberdeen, Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Basel, Bergen, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bucharest, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Budapest, Brussels, Cagliari, Catania, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Florence, Gdansk, Geneva, Genoa, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki, Ibiza, Inverness, Istanbul, Kiev, Copenhagen, Krakow, Leeds Bradford, London City, London Heathrow, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Montpellier, Moscow, Milan, Munich, Nuremberg, Newcastle, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Oporto, Prague, Rome, St. Petersburg, Split, Stavanger, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Trondheim, Valencia, Venice, Warsaw, Vienna, Zagreb and Zurich.

Source: KLM

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