KLM says it will no longer bring passengers to Amsterdam on Saturday

AMSTERDAM, June 4 (Reuters) – KLM, the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM, said it would not bring further passengers from European destinations to Schiphol, its main hub, on Saturday.

The airline, which had already canceled dozens of flights to reduce traffic at the airport, said weather conditions and runway maintenance prevented many planes from taking off and landing.

“This decision should make it possible for as many passengers as possible who are stuck at Schiphol to depart on Saturday and for KLM to operate as many flights as possible on Sunday,” the company said in a statement.

Schiphol, the third busiest airport in Europe, is struggling with overcrowding due to a shortage of security personnel. Earlier this week, the airport agreed to increase staff wages during the summer period and hire more staff. read more

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Reporting by Toby Sterling Editing by Frances Kerry and Christina Fincher

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