KLM launches airlift to pick up stranded travelers from Australia

KLM began an airlift from Schiphol to Australia to return almost 2000 Dutch travelers back to the Netherlands, the company said.

KLM operates these flights in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In recent weeks, KLM has already brought tens of thousands of travelers from all over the world home.

The plane that departed Schiphol on April 3, 2020, is the first in a series of six repatriation flights that flies between Amsterdam Schiphol and Australia. It landed at Sydney Airport on April 4 and returned to Schiphol, arriving on April 6.

This flight will be repeated from April 6-10 April. KLM will then fly back and forth four times to Kuala Lumpur and from there, partner Malaysia Airlines will pick up the Dutch from Australia and take them to Kuala Lumpur where they will transfer to a KLM flight to Schiphol.

Dutch travelers abroad who are unable to arrange their return themselves due to the Corona crisis are supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Verbond van Verzekeraars, the travel industry organization ANVR and various other partners in the world of travel, such as KLM.