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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is part of the Air France–KLM group, and is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. KLM was founded in 1919; it is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name and had 32,505 employees as of 2013. KLM operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to approximately 130 destinations.

KLM takes delivery of its first Embraer E2

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KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, received their first Embraer E195-E2 (registered PH-NXA) in a ceremony today at Embraer’s facility...

KLM acquires majority stake in Airtrade to become a leading tour operator, also in Belgium

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KLM has been offering package travel on klm.nl since 2014 under the name KLM Package Deals. The technology for this and for other KLM...

KLM had operational loss of 1.2 billion euros in 2020

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In addition to the Air France KLM group's annual results reported elsewhere (loss of 7.1 billion euros), KLM reported its results separately, showing an...

KLM and Dutch Ministry of Health begin transport of Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Today (at 11:05) saw the first flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bonaire and Aruba (KL779) carrying a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines destined for...

World first in the Netherlands by KLM, Shell and Dutch Government: first passenger flight performed with sustainable synthetic kerosene

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For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol tests self-driving baggage tractor

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Schiphol has started a trial with an autonomous baggage tractor that will take baggage to the aircraft on the apron. The aim of the...

KLM has developed a safe alternative testing protocol for crews that meets the Dutch Government’s requirements

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KLM statement rapid test for crew After constructive consultations with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), KLM has developed a...

COVID-19 forces KLM to further downsize its organisation: up to 1,000 jobs lost

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KLM is compelled to further downsize its organisation, the Dutch airline wrote in a press release: "We have already taken an unbelievable array of...

KLM suspends all long-haul flights to the Netherlands

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KLM will suspend its 270 weekly long-haul flights to the Netherlands from Friday due to new health rules linked to the coronavirus, an airline...

KLM steward arrested in Singapore for not respecting coronavirus rules

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Last month, on 14 November, a KLM flight attendant was arrested in Singapore for not respecting the local coronavirus rules, the airline confirmed to...

One arrest after bomb threat on KLM Boeing 737 at Amsterdam Schiphol

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Yesterday, emergency services at Amsterdam Schiphol, The Netherlands, rushed to a KLM Boeing 737-700 (registered PH-BGM) after a bomb threat. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee...

Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to offer COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam

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Trans-Atlantic partners Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are launching COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, effective December 15, 2020. The airline...

KLM will need more financial support, CEO Pieter Elbers admits

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Chief Executive Officer Pieter Elbers says the struggling airline will require more financial support, but it's too early to speculate...

Launch of the Dutch Action Agenda for Train and Aviation: fewer flights, more trains, a.o. to Brussels

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International train takes off Strengthen the international train so that it becomes an attractive alternative to short flights for more travellers. That is the ambition...

Two KLM aircraft collide during towing procedure at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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On 15 November, during a towing procedure, two KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft collided into each other at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands. The...

KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second coronavirus wave

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The second wave of coronavirus in Europe has resulted in new lock-downs, prompting KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to make network adjustments for the coming...

Final approval of the KLM 3.4 billion loan package by the Dutch state

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KLM is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 101-year history, with the COVID-19 pandemic eroding its strong performance of recent years....

KLM pilots’ trade union VNV signs commitment clause, paving the way for the release of €3.4 billion state aid

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The Dutch Airline Pilots Association VNV joined seven other unions today in agreeing to contribute to KLM’s cost-reduction efforts by signing a “commitment clause”. The...

KLM unions FNV Cabine and FNV Luchtvaart have signed the airline’s “commitment clause”, a step towards the release of state aid

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KLM confirms that the unions FNV Cabine (cabin personnel) and FNV Luchtvaart (ground personnel) have signed the airline’s “commitment clause”, thereby agreeing to join...

Dutch government freezes state aid of 3.4 billion intended to help KLM

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The Dutch government on Saturday froze the release of public aid of 3.4 billion euros intended to help the airline KLM in the face...

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