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KLM Slowly Restores European Network, Makes Masks Mandatory on Flights

Photo Source: news.klm.com

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is gradually restoring its European network by resuming daily service to eight extra destinations, which were suspended in compliance with Covid-19-related travel restrictions.

The airline, on May 4, resumed services to Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki, with one daily flight, seven days a week. The flights are operated with Embraer aircraft.

The carrier’s target for May is the resumption of 15 percent of its flights, compared to the period before the COVID-19 outbreak. A considerable number of the intercontinental flights are currently being operated on a cargo-only basis.

Compulsory face masks on board

Photo Source: news.klm.com

Meanwhile, the wearing of face masks will be compulsory on all flights across the whole KLM network as of May 11. Passengers are responsible for providing their own face masks.

In view of the changing nature of regulations and legislation, until further notice, face masks will remain compulsory until August 31.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, KLM has introduced many measures around screening and hygiene to protect customers and KLM staff, on board and at airports. KLM’s policy is based on national (RIVM) and international (WHO, IATA) guidelines, and complies with international law and regulations.

Further details will be published in the course of this week on KLM.com and in passengers’ pre-travel and check-in information.

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