KLM Cancels Flights Amid Staff Shortages


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Due to staff shortages, KLM airline has recently canceled another twelve flights within Europe. These are in addition to the 42 previously canceled flights for Sunday.

Like other airlines, such as EasyJet and subsidiary Transavia, KLM suffers a lot from staff shortages and many employees being ill. As a result, not only are fewer aircraft departing from Schiphol, but fewer aircraft are also arriving.

As Simpleflying reports, Schiphol told them: “It’s a busy May holiday period. Due to the increasing numbers of passengers and the shortage of staff, passengers at Schiphol are faced with longer than usual waiting times. In recent days, this has led to very busy situations at the airport. Schiphol has therefore asked airlines to reduce the number of local departing passengers this weekend by canceling bookings and not accepting new bookings from Schiphol in the period 2 to 8 May. This is an annoying but necessary measure to reduce the number of passengers, to manage the crowds together with our partners. Schiphol advises passengers to contact their airline for questions about their flight.”

Source: KLM