KLM to Suspend Kuwait – Amsterdam Flights

Since Kuwait Airways upgraded their planes and moved to T4, I’ve stopped flying other airlines and I guess so did a lot of other people because starting October 29th, KLM are dropping their Amsterdam to Kuwait route because it’s no longer profitable.

I used to use KLM to fly to Amsterdam but wasn’t a big fan since it was an overnight flight which meant I needed to sleep on the plane but I remember they used to be one of the cheapest options available especially when heading to the US.

The last flight to Kuwait leaves Amsterdam on October 28th, after that your only way to fly to Amsterdam directly is with Kuwait Airways. Source

20 replies on “KLM to Suspend Kuwait – Amsterdam Flights”

They stopped being competitively priced and their service declined. KLM and Amsterdam in general passed their peak years ago.

I have to agree with you, Amsterdam isn’t what it used to be. I hated it the last time I went two years ago. All the cool small local shops I used to go to got replaced by generic franchises. It’s full of tourists, every single street is now touristic while before the further out you went the less tourists you’d find. Really sad but they’re trying to reduce the number of tourists now so that’s a good thing.

Honestly, I strongly disagree with you. Their flights are/were cheaper than most airlines in the market & their services are great for their price. I agree about the local shops, however, that’s only if you’re looking in the centre. If you want local shops and street markets, and to be away from tourists you have to go a little bit outside the centre as the city is popular and can be quite busy during particular seasons.

It is sad to see KLM dropping their flights, as it is always good for several transits and their services & prices are always reasonable.

I never said KLM was very expensive, I actually say they were one of the cheapest. Secondly you’re also agreeing with what I said that the city center is full of tourists now, so what exactly are you strongly disagreeing with me on?

You did agree with Th that they stopped having competitive price & their service in decline. So I commented on that. My apologies for the second half of my comment, I think I somehow misread your comment.

Alright, I guess I misread your comment, sorry again. Although in my opinion, Amsterdam (as a whole not just the city centre) is still booming and their bicycle infrastructure keeps amazes me, but that talk for another day. Cheers.

KLM was my usual way to get to the US/Canada and loved my flight when I flew with them a couple of days ago. Agreed, it takes off in the middle of the night but that’s when almost all the 1-stop flights from Kuwait to the US/Canada take off (be it QR, EK or TK). For flights to Europe, KLM wouldn’t make sense but for TATL flights, it sure does.

As someone who knows a ton about airlines, KLM is entirely organizing flights to the region and stripping down services to Kuwait shortly after its 60th anniversary of flights to Kuwait, and the fifth sector flights between KWI and Bahrain/Muscat. Lufthansa and BA are meh but with more airlines flying to KWI, there’s more competition and with more competition, prices go down and we benefit.

I just used them in July as they were the cheapest option. The flight was full. There were a couple of downsides: one that I only found out after booking & paying was that I could only take cabin luggage & no check-in luggage. Second: the stopover at Amsterdam was very short and I had to run to my gate!

Oh no! I have family members living in Kuwait and I used to visit them regularly! I always fly KLM (standby ticket as crew) because I am Dutch living in Amsterdam and I’m a employee for the KLM Group. This is bad news! Now I have to take a flight with a transfer.
I am proud of our blue airline.

That is weird, lol. I’ve always traveled to the USA from Kuwait with KLM and the plane is always full. Especially during peak seasons.

expect KLM flights to Kuwait to be re-instated soon from March 2024 when the IATA Summer Season begins. the main reason as to why KLM had to suspend flights to Kuwait/Bahrain/Muscat (all in a single route anyways) is because of the green flight cap imposed by Schiphol Airport. That decision is now reversed and KLM can get back to flying in their normal capacity, unless they voluntarily decide to not operate a flight to Kuwait which most likely won’t happen, given the lack of severity in competition on flights to Kuwait and decent flight loads.

I hate kuwait airways. Crews are rude and arrogant. Food is aweful and they throw at you as if Im on a low life scum bag. KLM will be missed.

I am truly distraught regarding this because I used to travel from Kuwait to Minneapolis. It was the shortest, most direct route. Furthermore, both their service and food was excellent.

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