KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will soon be adjusting its schedule for flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the GCC, while also introducing Riyadh to its destination portfolio for the first time.
General manager, Air France KLM, Gulf, Iran and Pakistan, Yeshwant Pawar commented on the news: “We are humbled to be among the first European airlines resuming flights to the Middle East, offering travel solutions to Paris, Amsterdam and beyond. We profoundly thank our customers for their patience and the authorities involved for their continuous support.”
Pawar added: “Our passengers’ safety, comfort, wellbeing and health remain our highest priority. All of our flights are operated with additional sanitary measures to ensure our passengers safety.”
KLM will fly directly from Amsterdam to Riyadh four-times-weekly and the return services will include a short stopover in Dammam. Flights will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 with 18 seats in world business class and 246 seats in economy class.
Meanwhile, from August 3, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ flights to Muscat will be operated with a short stopover in Abu Dhabi. This service will be offered three-times-weekly by a Boeing 787-9 with 30 seats in world business class and 264 seats in economy class.
Three weekly flights via Kuwait to Bahrain will restart on September 28 and will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 with 18 seats in world business class and 246 seats in economy class, while services from Amsterdam to Dubai will remain unchanged. KLM operates daily flights on this route operated by a Boeing 777-200 with 34 seats in world business class and 286 seats in economy class.
As of September 28, KLM will operate to a total of seven destinations in the Gulf States from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.