Monday, 6 September 2021

Dutch airline KLM drops key U.S. destinations from its winter schedule over health fears

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has confirmed it has dropped some key U.S. destinations from its winter schedule because of health fears. The airline is axing flights to and from Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas between the end of October and 26th March next year.

The move is a direct result of the recent decision by the Dutch government to name the U.S. as a very high-risk area regarding the coronavirus which means that vaccinated travellers from the U.S. who hold a negative test certificate or recovery certificate will also have to spend an additional ten days in quarantine in the Netherlands.  

The airline is not happy with the decisions taken by the government and whilst it believes health and fighting COVID-19 are paramount, measures taken must be proportionate. KLM bemoans the fact that other European nations are not, at least not yet, putting on such strict restrictions for U.S. Travellers. 

The airline says "The decision by the Dutch government is a big step backwards for KLM. As a result, KLM is forced to remove the proposed new flights from Amsterdam to Orlando, Miami and Las Vegas this winter (October 31, 2021, through March 26, 2022)"    KLM says it has started to notify the majority of its customers that will be affected by the sudden cancellation of these flights.   

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