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KLM Caps Amsterdam Ticket Sales Amid Airport Security Chaos

KLM passenger aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

KLM passenger aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Photographer: Natascha Libbert/Bloomberg

Dutch airline KLM capped the sale of flights from its Amsterdam Schiphol hub in order to create spare capacity for customers who miss their booked departure amid an acute shortage of airport security staff. 

The restrictions, which don’t apply to premium bookings, will be in place through Sunday, a spokeswoman for the unit of Air France-KLM said in an email Thursday. People holding tickets can also retime their trip for a later date.