Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will further expand its route network in July. Compared to June, the number of flights will increase by more than 60 percent. KLM will operate 25 to 30 percent of the normal number of flights.
The range of destinations will be expanded, particularly in Southern Europe. These destinations include Alicante, Bilbao, Bologna, Ibiza, Istanbul, Nice, Porto, Catania and Split. In total, the planned European KLM network comprises 73 destinations in the month of July, up from 30 destinations in May and an expected 45 destinations in June.
In June, KLM expanded its intercontinental network to include Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Paramaribo and Quito. In July, KLM plans to add six additional destinations (Jakarta, Denpasar, Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary) and frequency expansions to destinations KLM already offered in June. In total, there are 51 destinations. Approximately half of these destinations are currently only flown for cargo. As soon as authorities relax travel restrictions, KLM will also open these destinations for ticket sales where possible.
More than 3,000 departing flights in July
With the network expansions in July, KLM will once again serve 78 percent of the initially planned number of destinations with more than 3,000 departing flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. As stated above, the number of frequencies amounts to 25 to 30 percent.
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 President & CEO Pieter Elbers
This is the planned European network from Amsterdam for the month of July, subject to change:
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, Zurich.
In view of the constantly changing rules and travel restrictions, the KLM schedule will be adjusted accordingly. We advise customers to familiarize themselves with applicable travel restrictions that vary from country to country and person to person and may be subject to change prior to booking.
For an overview of the hygiene measures taken by KLM, see this video: https://youtu.be/1-2OOj9DyPE