KLM slowly and cautiously restarts European network

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KLM will slowly start up its European network again as of 4 May. The airline will fly daily to seven additional destinations that were temporarily suspended by COVID-19 and the resulting travel restrictions. In addition, KLM will make it compulsory to wear face protection on board on flights over the entire KLM network as of 11 May.

The greatly reduced European network has been set up in such a way that a maximum number of flights will connect to the intercontinental network. In other words, there will be a limited number of ‘renewed’ destinations. This can still change every week. This depends on the measures taken by the various authorities. The planned number of flights now in May is 15% compared to the period before the outbreak of COVID-19. A considerable part of the intercontinental flights is still operated as ‘cargo only’.

Restart destinations

As of 4 May 2020 KLM will restart flights to the following destinations (one daily flight, seven days a week):

  • Barcelona
  • Budapest
  • Helsinki
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • Warsaw

Protection mandatory on board

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, KLM has taken many measures around screening and hygiene to protect customers and KLM staff on board and at airports. KLM’s policy follows national (RIVM) and international guidelines (WHO, IATA) as well as international laws and regulations. Where social distancing cannot be guaranteed, the wearing of face protection is advised or made compulsory. At a number of destinations this means that wearing face protection on board is already mandatory.

Parallel to the start-up of the KLM network, the wearing of face protection (mouth guards) on board and during boarding will become mandatory throughout the KLM network as of 11 May. The basic principle here is that passengers will provide their own face protection. In view of the progressive nature of rules and legislation, this will be implemented for the time being until 31 August 2020.

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Source: KLM

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