Flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Monday 19, April 2010
KLM will resume operations in a phased manner. KLM will gradually begin European flights into and out of Amsterdam on Tuesday 20 April. The planning of these flights will be published as soon as possible.
All intercontinental flights scheduled to arrive into Amsterdam are expected on Tuesday April 20th after 0800 hours (Amsterdam time).
Planning of intercontinental flights scheduled to depart out of Amsterdam on Tuesday April 20th will be published as soon as possible, it is the aim to execute most of the scheduled flights.
Please do not go to the airport if your flight is cancelled. As soon as additional information becomes available, we will update this page. We are making every possible effort to assist all affected passengers to continue their journey.
The eruption of the volcano in Iceland has brought KLM’s operations to a standstill. As a result, more than 50,000 passengers — only counting outside Europe — have been stranded for several days, now. KLM is doing all it can to resume its scheduled flights and bring our passengers to their destinations as quickly as possible. The resumption of service is an extremely complex logistical challenge. Pressure will rise quickly as they restart. KLM will do all it can to accommodate stranded passengers and passengers with reservations, and to prevent any further backlog. However, despite all their best efforts, they cannot guarantee that you will not experience any further inconvenience. There will very likely be instances in which they do not have the sufficient number of seats to carry all passengers on the very first flights.
Reservations and Rebooking
As soon as the authorities grant KLM permission, air traffic will resume slowly. KLM will restart its schedule as well. However, not all of our destinations will be accessible immediately. The complete fleet and crews will not be immediately deployable in all cases. Schedule times will also have to be adapted. Furthermore, it may also be the case that some passengers will have changed their travel plans without notifying KLM. Flight deployment is designed to bring passengers to their desired destinations as quickly as possible. This will take account of passengers with existing reservations on scheduled flights and passengers stranded owing to the cancellation of flights. However, passengers will only be placed on flights if connections to their final destination are confirmed. They are working to put passengers stranded for a longer period of time on one of our flights.
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