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KLM restarts flights to Canada as the country reopens to international travellers

KLM has announced the resumption of flights to Canada as the North American country has reopened to fully vaccinated international travellers.

5 destinations in Canada

The Amsterdam-based airline has resumed flying to 5 destinations in Canada, including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. While KLM will operate daily flights to Toronto and Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal will have 4-weekly flights. The carrier will operate 2-weekly flights to Edmonton via Calgary.

The flight schedule of Amsterdam-Toronto-Amsterdam route is:

  • Amsterdam-Toronto
  • Departure time: 10:50
  • Arrival time: 12:45
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: KL691
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Amsterdam-Toronto
  • Departure time: 17:00
  • Arrival time: 06:10 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: KL692
  • Frequency: Daily

The flight schedule of Amsterdam-Calgary-Amsterdam is:

  • Amsterdam-Calgary
  • Departure time: 12:25
  • Arrival time: 13:30
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: KL677
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Calgary-Amsterdam
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 08:10 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: KL678
  • Frequency: Daily

The flight schedule of Amsterdam-Calgary-Edmonton-Amsterdam route is:

  • Amsterdam-Calgary
  • Departure time: 12:10
  • Arrival time: 13:15
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: KL679
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Calgary-Edmonton
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 16:15
  • Flight time: 1 hour
  • Flight number: KL679
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Edmonton-Amsterdam
  • Departure time: 17:25
  • Arrival time: 10:05 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: KL679
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Saturdays

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The flight schedule of Amsterdam-Montreal-Amsterdam route is:

  • Amsterdam-Montreal
  • Departure time: 15:20
  • Arrival time: 16:50
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: KL671
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Montreal-Amsterdam
  • Departure time: 18:45
  • Arrival time: 07:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: KL672
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

The flight schedule of Amsterdam-Montreal-Amsterdam route is:

  • Amsterdam-Vancouver
  • Departure time: 11:15
  • Arrival time: 12:05
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: KL681
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Vancouver-Amsterdam
  • Departure time: 13:35
  • Arrival time: 08:10 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: KL682
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

These flights will be operated by a mix of Boeing B787 Dreamliners, Boeing B777s and Airbus A330s.

Pieter Elbers, President and Chief Executive Officer, KLM, said:

We are delighted that the Canadian government is setting a good example by allowing vaccinated people to travel again. Thanks to its decision to ease restrictions, we can once again do what we do best: connect people and give them an unforgettable experience. Our customers can now reunite with their families in Canada, or do business face-to-face. Being able to fly passengers to our various Canadian destinations is an important milestone and another step on the road to recovery. We hope that travel restrictions to and from the US will also be lifted soon.

Canada is open again!!

Canada has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travellers for non-essential travel. The government of Canada is accepting travellers who have been double jabbed with vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/CovidShield, and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.

Fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada are required to take a pre-arrival RT-PCR test no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight. The change to the country’s rules has been made based on the latest “data, scientific evidence and epidemiological situation both in Canada and internationally.”

Canada still has a ban on direct flights from India until 21st September 2021. The country is accepting fully vaccinated travellers from the United States since 9th August 2021.

Recently, Netherlands made it mandatory for all travellers arriving from the United States to quarantine for 10 days regardless of their vaccination status.

Meanwhile, KLM recently announced that its Asia and Middle East network is now mostly restored. The airline has also announced six new intercontinental routes for winter season. KLM has launched ‘Upload@Home’ COVID-19 checking service and has cut flights to the US due to the stricter entry restrictions in the Netherlands.

Featured image by KLM

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