Refund, Reimbursement and Compensation: KLM


If you believe you may be entitled to flight delay compensation or flight cancellation compensation from KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, you have arrived at the correct destination. We can clarify your air passenger rights and provide the necessary assistance to obtain up to US$650 compensation per person. Based on our records of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines flights in recent times, there were 4147 departures during the last 24 hours, out of which 75.28% departed on time.

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KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines Flight Delays Today

How many flights by KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines experienced a delay today?

  • Our data shows that 7 flights by KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines were delayed for more than 3 hours within a 24-hour period.

  • 0.2 of domestic flights and 0.14% of international flights by KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines were delayed more than 3 hours.

  • If you arrive at your destination more than 3 hours late, you may be entitled to compensation. Check here.

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Compensation for a Delayed Flight by KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines

Even though KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines tries to keep to their schedule, flights may still arrive late. Fortunately, as a passenger, you are protected by air passenger rights when KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines flights are delayed.

Since KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines is based in the EU, nearly all of its flights are protected by EC 261, one of the most comprehensive laws globally protecting air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation for delayed, cancelled, or overbooked flights that are not their fault.

There are some extraordinary circumstances such as bad weather or airport problems that may exempt airlines from paying compensation. However, if the delay is caused by technical issues or a strike by airline staff, you will likely be eligible for compensation under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004.

Additionally, you generally have up to 3 years to make a claim for compensation for a delayed KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines flight. Just enter your flight information, and our user-friendly flight delay compensation calculator will determine if you qualify for monetary compensation, and our team of professionals will be available to help you obtain it.

Delayed or canceled flight with KLM? Find out if you're owed up to $700 in compensation

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KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines: Flight Canceled Today

How many KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines flights were cancelled today?

  • Recent data indicates that KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines has cleared 35 within 24 hours.

  • 0.00% of domestic flights and 0.84% of international flights have been cancelled.

  • Are you entitled to compensation if your flight is cancelled with less than 14 days notice from the scheduled departure date? You may be entitled to compensation up to US$650. Check here.

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Flight Cancellation Compensation KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines

In the event of a KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines flight cancellation, European laws on air passenger rights are clear: KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines must offer you alternative transportation to get to your destination or, if you prefer, a refund.

Furthermore, if you received a notice regarding cancellation less than 14 days before departure, you may also be eligible to claim compensation of up to US$650 per person.

When KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines cancels flights, it will usually attempt to rebook passengers on another flight at no extra cost. If this does not work for you, you may request other changes or choose to no longer take the trip.

If KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines books you a new flight that arrives at a similar time to your original flight, it is not required to pay compensation. This is because your plans will have minimal disruption. However, in many cases, passengers whose flights are cancelled at the last minute have the right to file a claim for compensation against KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.

These rights do not apply if the flight cancellation was caused by an event beyond KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines's control, such as severe weather conditions or an accident at the airport. Such events are referred to as exceptional circumstances.

Find out more about your right to compensation for a cancelled flight here.

Claim up to $700 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Air Passenger Rights and Flight Compensation

Because KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines is based within the EU, almost all the flights they offer are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive laws for air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation when they have suffered delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights over which they are not at fault.

Passengers also have the right to seek compensation for earlier flights; it is often still possible to submit claims for flights in the last 3 years.

Which KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines flights are covered by EC Regulation 261?

How Much KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines Flight Compensation?

All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

The table shows values in € as specified in EC Regulation 261


As with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that may affect any specific claim, including the amount due for compensation. AirHelp makes it easy to check compensation here.

Flight statistics: delays and cancellations of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines

Punctuality of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines (24 hours):

Total flights: 4147
On-time flights: 3122
Punctuality rate: about 75.28% of all flights were on time
Long delays (greater than 3 hours): 7
Flight cancellations: 35

The number of flights shown is an estimate based on internal and third-party databases.

About KLM

KLM was founded in 1919. Royal Dutch Airlines is the country's national airline. The airline joined forces with Air France in 2004 and is now a subsidiary of Air France-KLM S.A. KLM has an extensive network that includes flights within Europe as well as services to Asia, Africa, North America, Central and South America, and the Middle East. The airline also provides cargo services and manages all service operations from its hub at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The SkyTeam partnership was founded by KLM.

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