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The big picture: KLM fleet parked at Amsterdam Schiphol

3 Apr 2020 by Mark Caswell
KLM aircraft parked at Amsterdam Schiphol (credit: Paul Ridderhof)

KLM has released images of large parts of its aircraft fleet parked at its base at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

Up to 90 per cent of Air France KLM group capacity has been cut due to the coronavirus pandemic, with just a few scheduled services and repatriation flights operating.

KLM aircraft parked at Amsterdam Schiphol (credit: Paul Ridderhof)

KLM’s entire fleet of 13 A330 aircraft are currently parked, as are its 15 B777-200s, 17 Embraer 175s and seven B747s.

In addition a large portion of the carrier’s Embraer 190s (15) and B737s (34) have also been parked.

KLM aircraft parked at Amsterdam Schiphol (credit: Paul Ridderhof)

The remainder of the Embraer 190 and B737 fleets, along with KLM’s B777-300s, B787-9s and B787-10s are being used to operate flights.

KLM aircraft parked at Amsterdam Schiphol (credit: Paul Ridderhof)

In a release accompanying the images KLM said that it is “carrying out an active parking programme”.

“In this way, KLM ensures that the aircraft are well protected from the weather during this period,” the airline continued.

KLM aircraft parked at Amsterdam Schiphol (credit: Paul Ridderhof)

“In addition, the programme enables KLM to quickly deploy the aircraft when the weather permits. Periodic inspections are carried out throughout the entire parking period.

“KLM works well together with Schiphol in order to use the available time and space as efficiently as possible. In total, more than 200 aircraft of various airlines will eventually be parked at Schiphol, more than 100 of which will be KLM and KLC.”

Last month German carrier Lufthansa said it had grounded 700 of its 763 aircraft.

klm.com

KLM aircraft parked at Amsterdam Schiphol (credit: Paul Ridderhof)
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