Peru: KLM reschedules Lima-Amsterdam flights due to Europe airspace’s closure

Isabel Guerra

Due to the volcanic ashes cloud currently over Europe, originated by an eruption in Iceland, airspace has been shut down over Britain, Ireland, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Belgium, and has halted flights.

Many northern European airports have been forced to close due to aviation hazards, since these ashes can easily can disable jet engines mid-flight when particles are pulled into the engines.

KLM announces that airports in France and The Netherlands will be closed until Saturday, April 17, 8 a.m. local time.

Therefore, the flights KL744 (Lima-Amsterdam) of April 15 has been cancelled, and pending rescheduling, as well as the flights KL743 (Amsterdam–Lima) and the KL744 Lima–Ámsterdam, both scheduled originally for April 16.

Those passengers with confirmed tickets for dates between April 14 and 20 can change their dates until April 30 without paying any penalty, and the departure must be rescheduled for May 31 at the latest.

For further information visit www.klm.com.pe, call 2130200 or go KLM offices in Álvarez Calderón 185, Piso 6, San Isidro.

(Photo: The Hindu.com)

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