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KLM: Direct Flights from The Netherlands to 167 Destinations this Summer

Photo source: KLM

KLM will fly from The Netherlands to a total of 167 destinations – 96 European and 71 intercontinental – this summer, offering more choice for business and leisure travellers alike.

The carrier has announced its summer schedule, effective from 27 March – 29 October.

Europe

KLM has expanded capacity on European routes by 10 percent compared to last year, almost matching the 2019 pre-pandemic level. This amounts to about 16 million seats in total.

The Portuguese cities of Porto and Lisbon, with three and four flights a day respectively, are just some of the destinations seeing an increase in KLM flights.

The success of the new destinations of Belgrade, Dubrovnik and Palma de Mallorca, which were added to the KLM route network last year, means they will once again be included in the summer schedule.

KLM also expects business travellers to return, which is why frequencies are added to British, German and Polish routes.

Services to Kyiv, St Petersburg and Moscow continue to be suspended. KLM is keeping a close eye on developments in the region.

Intercontinental

Photo source: KLM

KLM has also increased capacity on its intercontinental route network by 17 percent compared to last year, in response to a rising trend in bookings. This summer, it will operate daily flights to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

Port of Spain, KLM’s new tropical destination in the winter schedule, is included in the summer schedule too, offering customers thrice weekly flights between Amsterdam and the capital of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • USA

Since the USA eased travel restrictions in November 2021, demand for flights has grown steadily. KLM capacity to the USA this summer matches that of 2019.

The resumption of flights to Salt Lake City and the new addition of Austin to its route network, means it will be operating direct services this summer to 12 destinations in the USA, the highest number ever.

Photo source: KLM

  • Asia

KLM is seeing more and more countries in Asia opening up to visitors again. Although Covid-19 travel restrictions vary from country to country, summer demand is increasing for such destinations as the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Bali.

India too has indicated that it will be easing travel restrictions. KLM will respond by increasing frequencies to Delhi and Mumbai.

Travel restrictions continue to apply in China, which means KLM cannot yet resume its usual network services to China.

Due to EU sanctions against Russia, KLM is not operating in Russian airspace. Flight times to and from South Korea, Japan and China are consequently on average two hours longer than usual. Flights to Japan and China are currently making a stopover in Seoul.

  • South America

Capacity on most routes to South America has been restored to more or less pre-pandemic levels. KLM is operating daily services to Sao Paulo, Panama City and Lima, with a minimum of six flights a week to Quito/Guayaquil, Bogota/Cartagena, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires/Santiago de Chile.

  • Africa

Passengers wanting to fly to Africa this summer can now choose between 10 destinations. Capacity has been expanded on many routes, compared to last summer, to meet the growing demand. Zanzibar, which was added to KLM’s route network last year, is once again included in the summer schedule.

KLM is also operating services to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra, Lagos, Kigali, Entebbe, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, and Dar es Salaam.

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