KLM to Cancel Hundreds of Flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Through the Summer

July 11, 2022

KLM at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

KLM has said they intend to cut "10 to 20" flights per day at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) through most of the summer as the carrier struggles to cope with staffing issues.

Most of the flight cuts will be for intro-European routes, Routes Online reports:

“Work pressure at the airport is currently relentless as Schiphol and KLM are both faced with staff shortages,” KLM said. “KLM’s measures are intended to restore operational stability, thereby relieving pressure on staff at Schiphol and KLM.”

Schiphol is also limiting the number of flights airlines can operate out of their airport as they continuously are dealing with ultra-long security screening lines and other related operational strains.

Some reports say screening lines are 4-5 hours long.

KLM and KLM Cityhopper Will Both Be Cutting Flights, With Cityhopper No Longer Carrying Cargo

KLM Cityhopper, which is KLM's regional arm is also restricting flight booking and will not longer carry cargo for now. Most commercial airlines also book cargo on passenger flights as a means to maximize revenue on its routes.

KLM Isn't the Only One...Airlines and Airports Around the World are Trying to Cope with Worker Shortages and Operational Issues

The airline and airport industry as a whole has been slammed with record travel post-pandemic while struggling to get enough workers to handle the strain.

London airports have been especially hard hit with Heathrow and Gatwick having to cancel hundreds of flights several days a week.

In the U.S., there have been countless delays and cancellations around the country as domestic carriers and airports face similar challenges.

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