The corona crisis has a major impact on European aviation. Demand and supply are changing more and faster than before. This means KLM needs a resilient network. By opening a new route such as Southampton, the loss of demand on other routes in Europe will be absorbed. In addition, KLM is strengthening its position in the United Kingdom.
KLM is in the process of slowly and carefully rebuilding the network. The number of destinations is growing rapidly, but the number of flights is still far from the old level. KLM has opted to first offer customers as much choice of destinations as possible. Opening Southampton fits in this strategy.
Flight schedule Southampton
From 31 August 2020, KLM will operate daily flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Southampton. The Embraer 175 has 20 seats in Business Class, 8 in Economy Comfort and 60 in Economy Class.
The flight schedule is as follows:
– KL0919 departs from Amsterdam daily at 16.35 and arrives in Southampton at 16.45.
– KL 0920 departs from Southampton daily at 17.20 and arrives in Amsterdam at 19.35.
All times are local.
Southampton is the third largest port in the United Kingdom and the largest cruise port in Northern Europe, with 2 million cruise passengers a year. The city has some of the best preserved medieval city walls in England. A visit to the historic docks is also highly recommended. And the ultra-modern SeaCity Museum tells the story of the Titanic, which left Southampton on 10 April 1912.
Source: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines