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KLM Adjusts Schedule to Gulf States, Discontinues Qatar
Discontinuing service to Doha brings an end to KLM’s 33-year presence in Qatar. (Photo: KLM)

KLM Adjusts Schedule to Gulf States, Discontinues Qatar

KLM Adjusts Schedule to Gulf States, Discontinues Qatar

KLM will suspend direct service to Doha (Qatar) from 26 March 2017

On commencement of its 2017 summer schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be adjusting its schedule for flights between Schiphol and four Gulf States. KLM will also suspend direct service to Doha (Qatar) from 26 March 2017. This service has proven unprofitable since Qatar Airlines launched direct service to Schiphol in June 2015. Discontinuing service to Doha brings an end to KLM’s 33-year presence in Qatar. KLM’s flights to Dubai remain unchanged.

Adjusting the schedule enables us to offer our passengers improved direct connections to the Gulf States. In some cases, this will reduce flight times. The capacity removed from these routes will be deployed for new destinations announced for the start of the 2017 summer season.
Pieter Elbers, KLM president and CEO

Bahrain and Kuwait

The flights to Bahrain, now operated in combination with Doha, will be continued six times a week (currently five times a week). Bahrain is served after a short stopover in Kuwait and back.

Flight schedule Bahrain and Kuwait
KL0445, Amsterdam (AMS) – Kuwait City (KWI), 14:30 – 21:15, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Airbus A330
KL0445, Kuwait City (KWI) – Bahrain Island (BAH), 22:25 – 23:40, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Airbus A330

KL0446, Bahrain Island (BAH) – Kuwait City (KWI), 00:50 – 02:05, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Airbus A330
KL0446, Kuwait City (KWI) – Amsterdam (AMS), 03:30 – 08:45, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Airbus A330

Dammam and Muscat

Along with Kuwait, Dammam (Saudi Arabia) will also be served directly (until now, served in combination with one another). Muscat (Oman) will be served after a short stopover in Dammam. These adjustments will provide passengers with better connections to Schiphol.

Flight schedule Dammam and Muscat
KL0421, Amsterdam (AMS) – Dammam (DMM), 11:10 – 18:25, Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun, Airbus A330
KL0421, Dammam (DMM) – Muscat (MCT), 19:15 – 22:00, Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun, Airbus A330

KL0422, Muscat (MCT) – Dammam (DMM), 23:30 – 00:15, Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun, Airbus A330
KL0422, Dammam (DMM) – Amsterdam (AMS), 01:25 – 07:15, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun, Airbus A330

KLM will continue to serve Abu Dhabi directly.

Flight schedule Abu Dhabi
KL0451, Amsterdam (AMS) – Abu Dhabi (AUH), 11:30 – 20:15, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun, Airbus A330
KL0452, Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Amsterdam (AMS), 02:00 – 07:10, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Airbus A330

Passengers with reservations for flights after 26 March 2017 will be rebooked on the most appropriate alternative flight.

KLM serves six destinations in the Gulf States from Schiphol: Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Manama (Bahrain) and Kuwait City (Kuwait). Flights are also offered via Paris to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

Source: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

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