A global network of destinations is at the heart of KLM’s strategy for emerging stronger and more competitive from the COVID-19 pandemic. With 11 destinations, KLM’s Africa network is now restored to its 2019 level. In winter 2021, Mombasa, Kenya will become the latest destination in the KLM network according to a KLM statement
Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, KLM has endeavoured to maintain its network as much as possible, including in Africa. This enabled customers to make (necessary) journeys and facilitated the transportation of cargo, such as medical supplies. This strategy makes it easier for KLM to scale up frequencies and load factors once COVID-19 control measures are relaxed.
Strict travel restrictions are still in place for many countries in Africa, which means only necessary travel is permitted.
Important network changes compared to 2019:
Summer 2021, KLM is operating services to 11 destinations in Africa, just as it did in 2019.
Winter 2021, Mombasa, Kenya will be added as a new destination.
The decision to suspend services to Luanda (Angola) and Windhoek (Namibia), due to a fall in customer demand, was taken before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic; Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Cairo (Egypt) were added to the network in 2020.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo