KLM has announced additional measures to address staff shortages and “operational challenges” at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

The Dutch carrier said that it would cancel between ten and 20 return flights to European destinations, every day until August 28.

KLM will also “strongly restrict the sale of remaining seats on KLM and KLM Cityhopper flights to European destinations”, a move which it says will free up space for customers who have to be rebooked if their flight is cancelled.

The airline said that this would supplement existing restrictions on sales which have been imposed by Schiphol.

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Other measures announced by the carrier include the suspension of cargo being booked onto KLM Cityhopper flights, to reduce work pressure on handling staff, and changes to the way in which loose bulk freight is loaded onto intercontinental flights.

The airline said that customers affected by cancellations “will be informed in a timely manner and rebooked onto a different flight”, adding that “in most cases, this flight will depart on the same day or as close as possible to the original booking”.

KLM stressed that the measures were temporary, and said that it was “confident that these measures will ensure smooth handling of incoming and outgoing flights in the coming weeks”.