KLM flies to Australia to repatriate Dutch citizens
Starting April 2, KLM will operate flights for repatriation of Dutch citizens from Australia. About 2000 Dutch, who were stranded in Australia, will be transported to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. KLM operates these flights in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. After 20 years, KLM landed in Sydney.
In these times of crisis, airlines operate repatriation flights. KLM operated dozens of special flights and thousands of Dutch people returned home. And in the coming days, KLM will fly to the "end of the earth" to repatriate 2000 Dutch.
KLM is flying to Australia
The first KLM aircraft to arrive in Australia in 20 years is the Boeing 777-200ER (PH-BQK). It took off on April 2 (08.50) from Schiphol - Amsterdam International Airport and operated flight KL809 to Kuala Lumpur. He then continued on to Sydney, operating flight KL827. It landed on April 4, at 17:17 local time. On April 5, the aircraft will take off for Amsterdam via Kuala Lumpur (refueling technical stopover). According to the plan, he will arrive in Amsterdam on April 6.
Between April 6 and 10, KLM will operate several flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines partner will transport Dutch nationals from Australia and New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur and from there they will be transferred on a KLM flight to Amsterdam.
At this moment, thousands of Dutch people are trapped in different parts of the world, and the Dutch authorities are doing everything possible to provide them with repatriation flights in collaboration with different partners, including KLM.