KLM announced on Tuesday that they will temporarily resume service between Amsterdam and Cairo for the first time since 2017. Between September 9th and October 25, 2020, the carrier will offer twice-weekly service to the Egyptian capital.
On Tuesday (August 18, 2020), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that they will temporarily offer passenger service between Amsterdam and Cairo for the first time since 2017. The airline will offer twice-weekly service between September 9th and October 25, 2020, and the route will be operated with a Boeing 777-200ER. Although passenger service to Cairo was discontinued in 2017, the carrier has always maintained cargo service to Cairo with full freighter aircraft. KLM continues to slowly expand their European and Intercontinental network and will assess whether Cairo will be added to the Winter 2020/21 schedule.
Between September 9th and 28th, the departing flight (KL 0553) will takeoff from Amsterdam on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:10 PM and arrive in Cairo at 11:30 PM, while the return flight (KL 0554) departs Cairo on Thursdays and Sundays at 1:20 AM, arriving in Amsterdam at 6:00 AM. Between September 30th and October 23rd, the departing flight (KL 0553) will leave Amsterdam on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:10 PM and arrive in Cairo at 11:30 PM, while the return flight will depart Cairo on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:20 Am and arrive in Amsterdam at 6:00 AM.
Naturally, KLM has taken measures to ensure the health and safety of their guests and team members including mandatory face masks, extra onboard hygiene equipment and enhanced aircraft cleaning protocols. The carrier’s aircraft are also equipped with HEPA filters which remove airborne particulates as the air is refreshed every few minutes. Additionally, KLM continues to adapt to changing circumstances as governments across various countries take new measures related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The short video below highlights some of KLM’s onboard hygiene measures.