KLM Delayed or Canceled Flight Compensation

If you have suffered flight delays or cancellations with KLM Airlines, you may be qualified for compensation up to 600€ under EU Regulation 261 of 2004. ClaimFlights can assist you in requesting KLM compensation for a canceled flight or delayed flight on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

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Here in this guide, you will come to know when and how you can claim compensation for KLM flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding incidents under EU Regulation EC 261/2004.

In this guide, you will also get to know about all your rights, privileges, and, most importantly, if you are eligible for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004 EU Air Passenger Rights.

KLM flight delays or cancellations

Flight delays or cancellations could be a headache, it can affect your travel plans. If any of such mishaps occurred, we could give you a little relief. Under EU law, you could be eligible for compensation for flight delays from KLM Airlines.

According to EU Laws, if your KLM Airlines flight was delayed for more than three hours or canceled in the last 14 days before departure, you might be eligible to claim KLM compensation up to €600 for each passenger.

We here at ClaimFlights, help air passengers to request compensation for KLM flight delays or cancellations. We take your flight delay case on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis, and even take your case to court at no extra cost.

To check if you’re eligible, you need to enter your flight details in our free flight delay compensation calculator. To fill out the KLM flight delay compensation claim form, it doesn’t take more than 2 minutes of your precious time.

KLM Airlines Passengers’ Right to Compensation

If you have booked a flight with KLM Airlines, and the flight was delayed, canceled or overbooked, you could be eligible for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004.

That’s what EU law states. EC 261 rule protects the EU air passengers and helps to receive compensation up to 600€ from the airlines.

For KLM Airlines flight delays of more than three hours or flight cancellations without prior notice of at least 2 weeks, or if you denied boarding due to oversold flight tickets, you could ask for KLM compensation for a delayed, canceled, or overbooked flight.

When can you claim KLM flight delay compensation?

According to EU Law, air passengers traveling with KLM Airlines are entitled to claim compensation, if their flight reaches the final destination with a delay of more than 3 hours

All the passengers whose flight got delayed or canceled are protected by the EU law, which says that every air traveler has the right to claim compensation or get a full refund for KLM delayed flights if the delay was more than 3 hours and not due to extraordinary circumstances.

The most important factors to be considered while claiming KLM Airlines flight delay compensation are …

  1. your flight reached at final destination with a delay of more than 3 hours
  2. your KLM flight was departed from an EU airport or landed at an EU airport
  3. and, the disruption wasn’t caused due to extraordinary circumstances

How much can you claim for KLM flight delays or cancellations?

The amount of compensation to claim varies from 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the route distance and the length of the delay.

The table below clarifies how much you can claim for KLM Airlines’ delayed or canceled flight.

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul e.g., Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for a distance of over 3500 km if EU borders were not crossed.

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Your Flight Has Been Delayed or Canceled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for the delay

Ask the airline for the reason behind the delay. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check your Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our compensation checker to check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

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Right to Care Assistance in case of KLM departure delays

If KLM flight delays for more than two hours or for 5 hours, air passengers are entitled to ‘Right to Care’ assistance.

For 2+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

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KLM Canceled Flight Compensation

While flight traveling it may happen that KLM Airlines could cancel their flight due to some reasons. But in this situation again EU Regulation 261 protects your rights.

If your flight was canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you may ask for KLM flight cancellation compensation or ask for a refund.

If KLM Airlines’s flight was canceled, you have two options to choose from …

  1. apply for a refund, or
  2. ask for an alternative flight

If your alternate flight delays for more than 2 hours at the final destination, you could be eligible for canceled flight compensation.

The amount to claim is between 125 euro and 600 euro for a canceled flight depending upon …

  1. days you were informed before
  2. the length of delay, and
  3. route distance

Whereas, for flight cancellation due to extraordinary circumstances, you could not claim compensation.

KLM overbooked flight compensation

If you were denied boarding due to overbooking, you may be eligible for overbooked flight compensation under the European Regulation EC261 up to 600€.

Whereas to claim compensation …

  • you should not give up your seat voluntarily in exchange for some vouchers
  • you presented yourself at the airport on time for check-in
  • the departure or arrival airport belonged to the EU airport

In case, you were offered an alternate flight of your choice but reached the destination later than two hours, you could be entitled to compensation.

Related Questions

What to do if an airline offers travel vouchers instead of compensation?

The airline may offer you a voucher or coupon for your delayed flight but remember that these perks can waive off your rights. And, the voucher could have limited validity. Be careful, never accept a voucher, as it has some validity period and you may waste your money.

Can I claim KLM flight compensation due to bad weather?
Extraordinary circumstances are beyond the control of the airlines, such as extreme bad weather, Tsunami, Coronavirus, or some ‘Act of God’. As these are beyond the control of airlines, you may not receive compensation for a delayed or canceled flight.

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KLM missed connecting flight compensation

You may be eligible for missed connection compensation under the European Union Regulation EC 261, if…

  • the entire journey was booked under one booking reference
  • your KLM flight was departed from the EU member state, or arrived at the EU member state
  • and, you reached the final destination later than three hours

Related Questions

Does it need to be an EU citizen to claim for KLM Airlines' delayed flight?
Any person who faced flight delays or cancellations can claim reimbursement under the EU 261 law. You do not need to be an EU citizen to file a claim. You could claim if either departed from or arrived at, the EU member states’ airport with a delay of more than 3 hours at the final destination.

Here’s the table below to summarize …

Origin and Destination EU-regulated Airline Non-EU regulated Airline
EU ✈ EU ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
EU ✈ Non-EU ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Non-EU ✈ EU ✅ Yes ❌ No
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU ❌ No ❌ No

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Helpful information about KLM Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legal name Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. also known as KLM, came into existence in 1919.

Its IATA code is ‘KL’, and the ICAO code is ‘KLM’. Its headquarters is located at Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands. And, its hub is at Amsterdam Airport.

It is one of the oldest airlines that still happens to be operating under its original name. It is known as one of the safest airlines all over the world.

The subsidiaries include Transavia, KLM Cityhopper, KLM Asia, Cygnific, and Martin Air. Its parent company is Air France-KLM Group, which is also a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

Fleet Size and Destinations

The current fleet size of KLM is 116. It serves 133 destinations in 70 countries.

Country City
United States Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, New York City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C.
United Kingdom Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
Germany Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
Italy Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice
Norway Ålesund, Bergen, Kristiansand, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Trondheim
Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Valencia
France Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Toulouse
Canada Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
Sweden Gothenburg, Linköping, Stockholm, Växjö
Brazil Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
Poland Gdańsk, Krakow, Warsaw, Wrocław
Denmark Aalborg, Billund, Copenhagen
Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro
India Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai
Russia Moscow, Saint Petersburg
South Africa Cape Town, Johannesburg
Colombia Bogotá, Cartagena
Costa Rica Liberia, San José
Indonesia Denpasar, Jakarta
Ecuador Guayaquil, Quito
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai
Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Switzerland Geneva, Zurich
Croatia Split, Zagreb
Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Argentina Buenos Aires
Austria Graz, Vienna
Ireland Cork, Dublin
Japan Osaka, Tokyo
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Kuwait Kuwait City
Mexico Mexico City
Panama Panama City
Sint Maarten Philipsburg
Aruba Oranjestad
Bonaire Kralendijk
Curaçao Willemstad
Suriname Paramaribo
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Netherlands Amsterdam
Romania Bucharest
Singapore Singapore
Belgium Brussels
Chile Santiago
Finland Helsinki
Hungary Budapest
Israel Tel Aviv
Namibia Windhoek
France Mulhouse
Germany Freiburg
Turkey Istanbul
Kenya Nairobi
Thailand Bangkok
Uganda Entebbe
Angola Luanda
Bahrain Manama
Cuba Havana
Czech Republic Prague
Greece Athens
Oman Muscat
Philippines Manila
Rwanda Kigali
Saudi Arabia Dammam
Taiwan Taipei
Ghana Accra
Nigeria Lagos
South Korea Seoul
Switzerland Basel
Peru Lima
Ukraine Kiev
KLM Airlines Baggage Policy
Ticket Type Hand Baggage Max. Size Max. Weight
Economy Class (European and Intercontinental flights) 1 Item 55 x 35 x 25 cm 12kg (26 Ibs)
1 Accessory Bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm
Business Class (European and Intercontinental flights) 2 Item 55 x 35 x 25 cm 18kg (40 Ibs)
1 Accessory Bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm
Infant Passengers 1 item 55 x 35 x 25 cm 12kg (26 Ibs)
Check-In Baggage
Ticket Type Checked Baggage Max. Size Max. Weight
Economy Class (European and Intercontinental flights) 1 Item 158 cm / 62 inch 23kg (50 Ibs)
Business Class (European and Intercontinental flights) 2 item 158 cm / 62 inch 32kg (70.5 Ibs)
Infant Passengers 1 item 10kg (22 Ibs)

If your baggage is lost or damaged while traveling at the airport you may contact the Baggage Service Office, and for reimbursement, you can contact the KLM Customer Contact Centre.

KLM Airlines Reviews
KLM Airlines have been rated 6 out of 10 stars by Skytrax reviewed by more than 1361 air passengers as of September 2022. SkyTrax rates airlines based on their quality, performance, and services.

In terms of on-board services, KLM Airlines air passengers gave 3 stars out of 5 for inflight entertainment, food & beverages, seat comfort, and value for money, and 4 stars out of 5 for their staff service.

KLM Airlines Contact Information

This information or links might be useful for you to contact KLM Airlines directly:

Website: KLM Airlines

Social Accounts: Twitter | Facebook

Contact No. : 1800 419 3044

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Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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