For winter 2021/22, KLM will offer direct service from Amsterdam to 162 destinations, including 72 intercontinental and 90 within Europe. The carrier will operate around 75% of their intercontinental capacity compared to winter 2019 and 84% of European capacity.
On Tuesday (October 19, 2021), KLM announced the launch of their new winter schedule which runs from October 21, 2021 through March 26, 2022. The carrier will offer service to 162 destinations, including 72 intercontinental and 90 within Europe. This winter, KLM will be offering approximately 75 percent of their international capacity compared to the pre-pandemic winter 2019 schedule. With the U.S. reopening to vaccinated European travelers from November 8, 2021, KLM will also expand capacity to various U.S. destinations. For example, the carrier will nearly double their service to Atlanta with 12 per week, and will offer 11 weekly flights to New York-JFK. The airline will also offer three weekly services to both Las Vegas and Miami this winter.
In Tuesday’s announcement, KLM’s President and CEO, Pieter Elbers, said,
“After more than 18 months, more and more borders are reopening and we are well on the road to recovery. KLM is delighted that we can once again offer passengers so many destinations. We look forward to doing what we do best: bringing people together. Travel is all about personal connections, and that’s what KLM stands for!”
KLM will also expand service to the Caribbean part of Kingdom of the Netherlands this winter. The carrier will double the number of flights to Curaçao to 14 per week, and will boost capacity to Aruba and Bonaire by deploying a Boeing 777-300ER. KLM will also add three daily flights to these islands this Christmas, expanding the total number of weekly flights to Aruba and Bonaire to ten by the end of the year.
For service to South America this winter, KLM will offer four weekly flights to San Jose and Liberia and daily service to Panama City. Additionally, the carrier’s longest scheduled service, from Amsterdam to Santiago de Chile, will continue this winter with three weekly flights. Capacity on the route to Paramaribo will also increase to four weekly flights, compared to one last winter.
The carrier will also introduce four new destinations this winter with service to Mombasa (Kenya), Cancún (Mexico), Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) and Bridgetown (Barbados). Cancún service will commence on November 2nd with five weekly flights during the Christmas holiday season, expanding the airline’s weekly flights to Mexico to 12. KLM’s first combined flight to Port of Spain and Bridgetown took off on October 16th, and will eventually operate three times weekly. Service to Mombasa is scheduled to start in December pending government approvals.
Finally, for winter 2021/22, KLM will operate approximately 84 percent of their pre-pandemic European schedule, including new recently launched service to Zagreb and Poznan. Major European gateways such as Berlin, London, Munich and Paris will be served at least five times daily.
For travel planning simplification, KLM recently introduced an interactive ‘Where can I fly to?’ map on their website showing current travel requirements for every country in their network. The map displays travel requirements based on country of departure and vaccination status, helping customers choose their next holiday destination at a glance. KLM also advises Dutch travelers to check up-to-date travel advisories from the Dutch Government by visiting wijsopreis.nl or by clicking here.
Source: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines