June 25, 2024

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KLM launches airlift to pick up stranded travelers from Australia

From tonight, KLM will begin with an airlift from Schiphol to Australia, which will carry property pretty much 2000 Dutch travelers in the coming days. KLM operates these flights in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In recent weeks, KLM has already brought tens of countless numbers of travelers from all more than the globe property. “We are happy to be meaningful in this way for the duration of this world wide crisis,” says Rene de Groot, KLM COO. “These flights are further special in KLM’s record. We have had a potent marriage with Australia considering the fact that 1950, as the nation has been a precious destination in our network for more than 50 a long time. It is now the initially time in 20 a long time that one more KLM aircraft lands at Sydney Airport. ”

The aircraft – KL827 – that departed Schiphol at 08.50 pm is the initially in a collection of 6 repatriation flights that flies in between Amsterdam Schiphol and Australia. It will land at Sydney Airport on April 4 and fly to Schiphol on April 5 where by it will arrive on April six. This flight will be recurring from April six-ten April *). KLM will then fly back again and forth four moments to Kuala Lumpur *) and from there spouse Malaysia Airways will decide on up the Dutch from Australia and choose them to Kuala Lumpur where by they will transfer to a KLM flight to Schiphol. There will also be flown to other Australian towns and to New Zealand.


50 a long time of Australia

It was KLM’s would like before the 2nd Entire world War to fly specifically to the Australian continent, but it took a even though before it came correct. With the London-Melbournerace in 1934, the airline already demonstrated that it was equipped to go over such a extended length safely and securely. But landing rights under no circumstances came.

Fly 3 and a fifty percent days

On December 7, 1950, the time had appear and KLM done a passenger flight to Sydney for the initially time. “Fortunately, we can do that more rapidly now than we did then. It now requires us just more than 23 hrs. Back then it took 3 and a fifty percent days to get there,”explains De Groot. The airline ongoing to go back again and forth to Sydney for 50 a long time, until the partnership with Malaysian Air Procedure, today’s Malaysia Airways, was expanded. KLM expanded the amount of flights to Kuala Lumpur and there were being connections to different destinations in Australia and New Zealand.


Dutch travelers abroad who are not able to set up their return by themselves thanks to the Corona crisis are supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Verbond van Verzekeraars, the journey sector group ANVR and different other partners in the globe of journey, such as KLM. To this end, the businesses have resolved to choose the increased special overseas assistance method. The core of this is an arrangement for Dutch travelers stranded abroad who can’t rely on a journey group or airline. The site on which travelers can register is: www.bijzonderebijstandbuitenland.nl. Crisis centers will then coordinate and arrange the necessary air transportation for the return.

*) with reservation, these flights are however in preparation

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