Company occupancy can increase the occupancy rate significantly.
The reopening of the United States for vaccinated travelers from the European Union is a watershed for airline KLM. This will bring the airline’s occupancy back to 70 to 80 percent.
This is what CEO Peter Elbers said in an interview with De Telegraaf. According to Elbers, the government’s quarantine obligation on Americans has cost KLM money and caused a lot of confusion among customers.
On flights to Asia and South America, Elbers also says he’s seeing movement again. From November 1, vaccinated Europeans as well as Britons can take long-haul flights to the United States again.
The United States is one of the most important markets for the airline. Since the reopening was announced, airline Air France-KLM has already noticed an increase in demand for flights to the United States, especially ahead of the Christmas period.
Traveling to the United States is currently virtually impossible for people who do not have a US passport or residence permit. But the White House is relaxing the strict travel policies introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Travelers will soon have to test them and wear a mouth covering after arrival.
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