Airline routes can sometimes be a simple numbers game – and as KLM show – it can result in a route being pulled.
This time, the route between Amsterdam and Cairo is facing the chop.
KLM Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Image, KLM.
KLM places the blame of the route cut on the devaluation of the Egyptian pound and the decision of the Central Bank of Egypt to impose restrictions on the transfer of foreign currency out of Egypt.
KLM currently operates four flights a week using a Boeing 787-9 between Amsterdam and Cairo.
Final flights for Cairo will leave on the 6th January 2017, returning the next day (7th Janaury 2017).
The route will be suspended effective 8th January 2017.
Air France-KLM will maintain some presence at Cairo, utilising the Air France Paris CDG to Cairo service – who operate a six times weekly service.
Passenger booked on flights after 8th January 2017 will be rebooked as appropriate and onto suitable services.
If you have advanced bookings – now would be a good time to check if you’ve been re-accommodated or not.
There’s a chance KLM will return when conditions favor the return of the airline – but for now, another connection vanishes into the sunset for a while…
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