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COVID-19: KLM Returns to Hangzhou, China

Six months after suspending flights to mainland China due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KLM has resumed flights to the Chinese city of Hangzhou with effect from 27 August 2020.

The one weekly service will be operated via Seoul Incheon (South Korea) with a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. KLM will add a second frequency as soon as possible.

KLM's passenger flights to mainland China were suspended at the beginning of February in connection with COVID-19.

The passenger flight to Hangzhou is now added as the second Chinese destination. Following the relaxation of travel restrictions by the Chinese government, KLM had resumed passenger flights to Shanghai on 21 July.

Flight KL 0857 departs Amsterdam on Thursday at 18.55 hrs and arrives Seoul Incheon at 12.25 hrs the next day. Flight KL 0821 departs Seoul Incheon at 13.50 hrs and arrives Hanghzou at 15.00 hrs.

Flight KL 0822 departs Hangzhou on Friday at 18.50 hrs and arrives Seoul Incheon at 21.55 hrs. KL 0858 departs Seoul Incheon on Saturday at 00.25 hrs and arrives Amsterdam at 04.45 hrs.

KLM has implemented several measures to ensure the safety of passengers and staff including the wearing of face masks are mandatory when boarding and during the flight.

The air on board is quickly refreshed using HEPA filters. For more information about the hygiene measures on board, see this video:

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