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KLM To Rebuild 95% European & 80% Intercontinental Network By August

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is gradually restarting its route network with caution. In July, KLM will operate 5,000 European flights and by forecast, 11000 flights will be operated in August.
Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 in July and 2,100 in August. At the moment, about half of the intercontinental flights are cargo-only. KLM hopes to increase the number of intercontinental passenger flights from July onwards.
KLM Fleet At Amsterdam Airport
KLM Fleet At Amsterdam Airport

KLM flight number shows considerable growth compared to April, when KLM’s flight operations came to a virtual standstill as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In April, KLM operated only 1,116 flights within Europe and 612 intercontinental flights.

KLM’s route network recovery is far from the level at 2019 and flight load factor currently lags far behind as well. The flight resumption process is being started cautiously. KLM operated around 22,000 flights in total in July and August last year.

KLM has decided to restart as many destinations as possible at first as an effort to offer passengers more choices and to increase frequencies and capacity later on.

By July, around 80 percent of the normal number of European destinations and around 75 percent of intercontinental destinations will be offered.

In August this will be increased to around 95 percent and 80 percent respectively.

When international travel restrictions are lifted again, KLM will start flying passengers to these destinations again.


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KLM Operation Infographics

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Japan Airlines Reinstates Service To Guangzhou, China From October 2, 2020

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Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday revised its flight frequency plans for the month of October 2020. Starting October 2, JAL will reinstate service between Tokyo Narita and Guangzhou with a weekly frequency. 


According to Kyodo News, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines announced on the 24th that they will resume some Chinese routes in the near future.

Currently, the two companies each have only one route to mainland China. Due to the adjustment of flight restrictions by the Chinese authorities, other routes will also be partially restored. This will be the first time scheduled flights to China have been resumed among the routes grounded after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to the current “Narita-Shanghai” route, ANA will resume the “Narita-Qingdao” and “Narita-Guangzhou” routes from September 30.

Flights to Shanghai are round-trip once a week, and ANA is discussing increasing the number of flights in the future.

JAL currently flying the “Narita-Dalian” route will also add the “Narita-Guangzhou” route from October 2.


Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200

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Note – The schedule is valid for the month of September 2020 only.
Flight schedules for October will be announced at a later date.

Reservations and sales for flights to Guangzhou will be available from September 24. (12:00 Japan Time) In addition, the carrier announced the decision to offer three flights per week between Tokyo Narita=Dalian throughout the month of October.

The JAL Group has continued to implement key measures against COVID-19 to provide our customers with a safe and secure travel experience and look forward to welcoming back customers as international flights gradually return to service.


Note – The schedule is valid through October 23 only.
Future schedules will be announced at a later date.

Flights are subject to government approvals.

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