On 15 April 1946, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched its first flight from Amsterdam to Geneva. The Dutch airline has been connecting for 75 years the second Swiss city with Amsterdam. Before the Covid-19 crisis, KLM offered up to four daily flights between Geneva and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Currently, there are at least two daily rotations. The airline offers flexible and refundable tickets and intends to maintain this popular route between Switzerland and Amsterdam, and beyond to more than 160 destinations over the world.
KLM and Switzerland have a long common history: In 1919, young aviation pioneer Albert Plesman founded the Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM in short) and the first flight from KLM landed in Basel in 1927. In 1928, Zurich was also included as a destination. Geneva belongs to the KLM flight network since April 1946. In July 1946, Calvin’s city became a stopover on the Lisbon - Madrid - Geneva – Amsterdam service. Later, the stop was suspended following the modification of the route. On 15 April 1957, KLM relaunched its Geneva operation.
On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Geneva-Amsterdam service, André Schneider, CEO of Genève Aéroport, congratulates KLM: "Geneva Airport wishes KLM a very happy anniversary for these 75 years! The route between Geneva and Amsterdam is indeed to the oldest in our flight network. It has become over the years also one the most important in market size and belongs now to our top 3. This service is essential to feed the impressive KLM hub but also to develop further the touristic, business and diplomatic ties between these two regions."
"KLM and the whole aviation industry are in the middle of the worst crisis of air transport history. To come back to 75 years of success of this Amsterdam-Geneva route makes us proud and confident. We are determined to continue our operation as soon as possible, taking into account all the sanitary measures. We want to thank our passengers, partners and all stakeholders over these 75 years and are looking forward to a common future", has declared Eudes-Philippe Le Guelinel, Sales Director of Air France-KLM for Switzerland.
100% flexible and refundable tickets until 31 December 2021
At KLM, health and security of passengers remain the absolute priority during this world sanitary crisis. In real time and according to the situation, the airline will adapt its measures, in order to offer always the best possible solution. Thanks to its commercial policy extended until 31 December 2021, you can postpone your trip for whatever reason, obtain a refundable voucher if you do not want to travel any more, or be refunded if your flight has been cancelled.