05/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/24/2021 14:39
Following the incident on 23 May, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines immediately conducted its usual internal risk assessment and consulted intensively with relevant authorities. The joint conclusion was that there are no safety risks, implying that there is no compelling reason to suspend KLM flight operations over Belarus.
Since then, KLM has taken note of Prime Minister Rutte's call, ahead of the upcoming EU meeting, to suspend flight operations over Belarus until further notice. KLM will heed this call including the code share flights to Minsk operated by Belavia.