16 Sep 19

Thalys, KLM and NS join forces to replace flights between Brussels and Schiphol Airport

Starting on 29 March 2020, KLM will replace one of its daily services between Brussels and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with seat capacity aboard a Thalys high-speed train.

The move is part of a wider strategy developed by KLM, Thalys and the Dutch railway company NS to reduce the number of flights between Brussels and Amsterdam. The Thalys service announced now will replace one of five daily flights between both cities but the intention is to increase that number in the future.

The switch from plane to train to feed traffic to Schiphol is part of KLM’s commitment to create a sustainable future for air transport. It also addresses the slot shortage at Schiphol, allowing the airline to use the scarce slots for long-haul flights.

Thalys is a partner of the Smart Mobility Institute that takes place on 16 and 17 September in Brussels. Keep an eye on these pages to stay on top of this event.

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck