KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumed passenger flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Shanghai on Wednesday following the relaxation of travel restrictions by the Chinese government.
These flights are in addition to a cargo airlift which started on April 20 for the transport of medical supplies.
Flights to the Chinese mainland were restricted at the beginning of February in connection with COVID-19. KLM now operates one flight per week to Shanghai, and makes a stop in Seoul on both outbound and inbound flights.
Apart from KLM, other foreign carriers such as Air New Zealand, Delta, United Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Swissair, Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines have also resumed flights to Shanghai.
Finnair restored flights between Helsinki and Shanghai on Thursday.
Additional airlines, such as Etihad Airways, have announced dates to restart flying to Shanghai.
Etihad will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai on July 27. The service will operate with an initial weekly flight using a Boeing 777-300ER.
The airline said passengers traveling on flights to China will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result received within 72 hours prior to departure from Abu Dhabi, or from their departure airport if they are transferring from other cities via Abu Dhabi.
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