Pressurization Issue: KLM Cityhopper E190 Returns to Amsterdam

A KLM Cityhopper E190 on the runway after landing.
Alf van Beem, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

A KLM Cityhopper flight bound for Basel Mulhouse made the precautionary return to Amsterdam on 8 April 2024, amid pressurization problems.

The KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-190 was operating as flight KL1945 from Amsterdam to Europort Basel Mulhouse in Switzerland/France.

KLM City Hopper KL1945 Amsterdam-Basel Mulhouse

Shortly after departure the crew reported experiencing a problem with the pressurisation system.

The climb procedure was terminated for a period at 9000 feet. The aircraft was then committed to a further climb, and proceeded to flight level FL160 (16,000 feet).

An immediate descent was then effected, and the aircraft was committed to a direct return to Amsterdam. The flight subsequently landed without further incident approximately 35 minutes after its initial departure.

The unserviceability meant that a replacement Embraer ERJ-190 was allocated to conduct the regional service in its place.


The aircraft conducting the flight KL1945 rotation was an Embraer ERJ-190, registered PH-EZB.

This is a 15.5 year old aircraft belonging to the regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper. It has been in active service with the airline since its initial delivery in December 2008.

A KLM Cityhopper E190 on the runway after landing.

KLM Cityhopper is a regional airline subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is also its main hub.

KLM Cityhopper operates scheduled European feeder services, connecting passengers to KLM’s larger network of intercontinental and European flights. They are an affiliate member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

KLM Cityhopper has a fleet of 65 Embraer E195-E2s and Embraer E190/E175s, making it the leading European customer for the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. These are all modern, twin-engine jets that can seat between 88 and 100 passengers.

The airline offers three classes of service on board all of its aircraft: Europe Business Class, Economy Comfort Class, and Economy Class.

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