Statement - Explosions Istanbul Ataturk airport

Update: 29 June 2016 - 16:00 LT Amsterdam

Istanbul Atatürk Airport opens again for foreign carriers

Istanbul Atatürk Airport opened again this afternoon for foreign carriers. The airport had opened this morning for Turkish airlines. Flight KL1617 from Amsterdam to Istanbul will leave this evening as scheduled.

29 june 2016 - 14:00 LT Amsterdam

Reaction of KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers

KLM is deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the attacks yesterday evening at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims, their relatives and everyone who found themselves in the direct vicinity of this terrible event
Pieter Elbers - KLM President & CEO

Update:29 June 2016 - 10:00 LT Amsterdam

Istanbul Atatürk airport reopened this morning for Turkish airlines. KLM cancelled its return flights of today from Amsterdam to Istanbul (KL1613 and KL1614).

All KLM passengers travelling to and from Istanbul have been rebooked through Istanbul’s other airport (Istanbul Airport Sabiha Gökçen, SAW). KLM passengers leaving from or travelling to Istanbul are welcome to make use of the rebooking arrangement. KLM advises passengers to consult for the latest flight information.

28 June 2016 - 22:50 LT Amsterdam 

As a result of the explosions at Istanbul Ataturk airport this evening, the KL1617 from Amsterdam to Istanbul has returned to Amsterdam. KLM’s flight KL1610 from Istanbul to Amsterdam of Wednesday 29 June has been cancelled.

KLM handling staff and crew were not at the airport during the explosions and are safe and accounted for.