KLM aims to serve 11 UK cities on a daily basis in the coming weeks, despite an adjusted schedule which amounts to about 10% of the normal number of flights.

Parent group Air France-KLM last week unveiled capacity reductions of “between 70% and 90%, currently scheduled to last two months” because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Today, the Dutch carrier unveiled European and international services for the period from March 29 until May 3, with a “significantly reduced” network.

It plans to fly to 25 intercontinental and 32 European destinations.

Its European network has been set up so that as many European flights as possible connect to the intercontinental network.

It will fly daily from Schiphol in Amsterdam to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London City, Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

It will also offer daily services to many other European hubs.


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KLM warns that planned links to destinations such as Rome and Madrid are currently subject to very strict travel restrictions, adding: “It will be considered at a later stage whether/when these flights can be operated.

“For all other routes, KLM informs passengers that many countries have introduced travel restrictions. Please note that this sometimes happens at short notice.”

Long-haul flights will be operated with Boeing 777s and 787s, and KLM’s 747s will be taken out of the fleet early. The remaining aircraft will be parked at Schiphol.

It will offer 69 return flights a day to major cities in the Americas, Middle East, Asia, India and Africa.

Click here for details of the new schedule.