This winter KLM will offer flights to a total of 162 destinations, 72 of which are intercontinental and 90 in Europe, as part of a reinforcement of flights that also covers Portugal and which, according to the Dutch airline, is possible thanks to the easing of "more and more travel restrictions".

"KLM's new winter programme takes effect on 31 October and runs until 26 March, 2022. As more and more travel restrictions are eased, KLM will be able to increase its capacity again this year and thus plans to operate direct flights from Amsterdam to 162 destinations, 72 intercontinental and 90 in Europe," said KLM, in a statement.

The flights to and from Portugal represent "an increase of +17 percent in the winter of 2021 compared to the pre-pandemic offer in the same period of 2019".

"This offer is complemented by that of French partner, Air France, which offers routes between Paris-CDG and three Portuguese airports (Lisbon, Porto and Faro, now also in the winter)", added KLM.

In addition to Portugal, KLM also plans to strengthen its offer in Europe to "respond to the strong increase in demand for leisure and business travel", which is why it will maintain winter flights to Zagreb and Poznam.

"With this increase, the number of European destinations served by KLM will surpass that of the winter of 2019", highlights KLM, explaining that it is "operating with about 84 percent of its capacity in the European network", since, " in many cases, the number of flights to European destinations is still slightly below pre-Covid-19 numbers".