KLM’s winter service to Phuket and Kuala Lumpur is cancelled

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  • AMcWhirter
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    I know that some of you would normally travel to SE Asia in the winter months.

    In which case you will be disappointed to hear this news.

    Only three months ago KLM announced the relaunch of six long-haul destinations which were to include Phuket and Kuala Lumpur.

    https://news.klm.com/klm-expands-intercontinental-network-this-winter-adding-six-new-destinations/

    KLM had high hopes for the Phuket service. It was going to schedule four flights a week and these were to be rostered for a B777-300ER.

    Today KLM’s VP network planning told Luchtvaartnieuws that, because of current conditions, the service to Phuket and Kuala Lumpur (it was to be a single flight) will not go ahead. [NL]

    Further changes are possible.

    https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-ziet-af-van-wintervluchten-naar-phuket

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    StephenLondon
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    I think we are going to see quite a few cancellations of these optimistic route announcements in the coming weeks.

    KLM seem to still be selling AMS-KUL flights (in December, 3x per week Sun, T, Th) with continuing service to Jakarta, however the return service operates via SIN.

    It will make any hope of travel to sunny Asian destinations over the festive season quite a challenge still, sadly.


    K1ngston
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    Realistically all of Asia will be closed for business for most of 21 I fear! Even here in Singapore you will have to do minimum 7 and maximum 14 days quarantine, certainly not worth coming all this way for!

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    AMcWhirter
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    You were correct StephenLondon

    Late this afternoon KLM tweeted news that three more destinations (this time in the US) will be cancelled this winter.

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