Status of KLM repatriation flight

KLM is pleased that the Netherlands Ministry of Defense can arrange a military flight to repatriate Dutch citizens from Tel Aviv safely. Earlier, KLM regrettably had to decide not to operate a repatriation flight. We wanted to fulfill the request of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to repatriate Dutch citizens from Tel Aviv, on the condition that the flight could be operated safely. However, based on the most recent safety and security assessments of circumstances in Israel, we decided we could not operate the flight. We took the decision with heavy hearts because we knew many people were looking forward to flying back to the Netherlands. For KLM, the safety of crew and passengers is of paramount importance.