KLM restarts European operations
KLM restarts European operations. The Dutch national airline is set to restart operations on a gradual level starting May 4th 2020. The airline will initially begin operating to European destinations. The airline also has made it mandatory for passengers to wear face masks.
KLM to bring its B747 out of retirement and to be used to cargo services. The aircraft is to operate a cargo bridge between China and Netherlands
Another less airline with B747. KLM, the world’s oldest airline retires its 747 after making its final journey from Mexico City to Amsterdam.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines set to retire its iconic B747-400 fleet with its last flight due to fly into Amsterdam this Sunday.
Restarting of operations
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be operating a reduced European network. The airline has stated other routes will be reopened slowly. The schedule with which it will be flying will change weekly subject to measures being taken at other destinations.
KLM’s target for the month of May will be resume 15% of the flights it had operated during the pre-COVID-19 period. Intercontinental flights are being operated on a cargo only basis. The airline had recently brought is B747 aircraft out of retirement for cargo purposes.
The airline will be flying to these destinations once daily, seven days a week. The destinations are Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. The airline will be using its Embraer fleet for its operations.
KLM has introduced a series of measures to protect its passengers and KLM staff at both inflight and on ground. The airline has introduced compulsory face masks for passengers travelling. Passengers will have to get their own face masks. Wearing of face masks will remain compulsory until 31st August 2020.
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