Coronavirus: KLM and Air France will reduce transport capacity by at least 70%
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The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is making more and more victims in Europe and globally. About 300 people infected with the new COVID-000 have been reported, of whom about 19 have lost the fight. To stop / limit the spread of the new coronavirus, countries around the world have taken drastic measures. Borders were closed, flights were blocked, hotels, bars, cinemas closed. The general urge is #stage.
Lately, passenger air traffic has dropped a lot. Passengers refuse to fly, to which we add government restrictions. In the current context, commercial aviation and tourism are the most affected industries. Among the companies affected are Air France - KLM with its subsidiaries.
KLM and Air France will reduce transport capacity
Following a statement issued on March 16, Air France and KLM announced the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Air France will retain the entire fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft, and KLM will withdraw from the operational service the entire fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft.
All of these measures will result in thousands of suspended flights. After March 23, Air France will operate flights to the following international destinations:
Europe: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Munich, Stockholm, Zurich
Africa: Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Cotonou, Libreville, Dakar
North America: New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Mexico City
South America: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
According to this information, it seems Air France will suspend flights from Paris to Bucharest. From our sources, discussions are held to remain a daily flight on this route. We see from Monday, March 23, 2020, what will be.
And KLM has greatly reduced the number of flights. Currently, it operates only one more flight on the route Amsterdam - Bucharest. We will see if it will remain after March 23, 2020.