KLM won’t give up regional connectivity for Schiphol slots: CEO

    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers said connecting regional UK airports to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the carrier’s “bread and butter” (Business Traveller, 03-Oct-2019). He added the carrier won’t be drawn into giving up regional connections to gain slots at Schiphol Airport. “If you want to fly from Cardiff to Sao Paolo or Osaka or Hangzhou, we are your best choice… The moment we stop doing Cardiff and reallocate that [slot] to a new destination in the US, you start to disrupt the system and the wheel”.