Effective January 23, KLM will cancel all flights between The Netherlands and Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The cancellations have been implemented due to a new ban, introduced by the Dutch government, on flights from South Africa, the UK and a number of South American countries, as reported in Tourism Update yesterday.
“KLM must therefore cancel all flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Amsterdam in order to comply with the new regulations issued by the Dutch Government, starting January 23. KLM apologises for the inconvenience these cancellations cause customers.
“All passengers will be contacted and re-booked on alternative flights at no additional cost. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is committed to working within the rules and regulations imposed during the pandemic. The health and safety of our passengers and crew remain our number-one priority,” said the airline in a statement.
BA extends ban on JNB flights
British Airways has sent out a release to agents saying that, due to the UK Government’s ban on passenger flights from South Africa, the carrier has extended its cancellation of all flights from Johannesburg to Heathrow up to and including February 15.
Flights from Cape Town to Heathrow remain cancelled up to and including March 1.