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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 Royal Dutch Airlines “takes a gamble” on Las Vegas (from June 2019)

KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Las Vegas on Fridays and Sundays from 6 June 2019. The Boeing 787-9 flights will...

KLM cancels 100 flights on 21 September due to limited runway capacity at Schiphol because of storm

Due to the expected extreme wind at Schiphol tomorrow, Friday 21 September 2018, there will be very limited runway capacity at Schiphol. That is...

[Trip report] Flying from Edinburgh to Warsaw via Amsterdam on board KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Once again I booked flights with KLM for our annual holiday. This time I chose a departure from Edinburg (EDI), as this had a...

KLM launches Augmented Reality for hand baggage check

As of today, it will be very easy for passengers with a telephone camera to see whether their hand baggage is of the correct...

“Tulip” is the name of KLM’s latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines welcomed its 13th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner bearing registration PH-BHP to Schiphol today, concluding its flight from Seattle, where it took off...

Unions at Air France strongly against the appointment of a Canadian at the helm of the Air France-KLM Group

On Thursday, nine Air France unions opposed the likely designation of Canadian Benjamin Smith at the helm of Air France-KLM; they find it "inconceivable"...

Pilot CLA negotiations between KLM and VNV in a difficult phase

KLM and the VNV trade union have again talked to each other last Friday about a future collective labour agreement for pilots. Unfortunately, the...

KLM July traffic figures: Further increases for KLM Passenger and Cargo business

KLM welcomed 0.7% more passengers in July compared to the same month last year. Following a period of uninterrupted growth, load factor saw a slight...

KLM introduces flights to Boston in Summer 2019

KLM Royal Dutch Airline will begin operating flights to the city of Boston (BOS) in the United States from the start of the 2019...

Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines now form a single joint venture

The four airlines are merging their two existing agreements to create a single joint venture; A simplified and streamlined trip for 1,250,000 passengers...

KLM traffic up 3.6% in June, up 5.4% in first half 2018

Up by 1 million passengers to 16.6 million in the first half of 2018 KLM welcomed 3.6% more passengers in June this year, with capacity...

KLM to suspend direct flights to Tehran

For commercial reasons, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to suspend its direct flights to Tehran, Iran for the time being as of 24...

KLM to launch new Economy Class service for intercontinental flights

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will offer a new Economy Class service concept aboard its intercontinental flights. At the start of an intercontinental flight, Economy...

KLM traffic growth levels out in May 2018: +2.7%

Following consistently strong growth from January through April 2018, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines saw traffic growth levelling out in May, with passenger traffic increasing...

KLM and Boston Consulting Group bring unique solutions for airline operations based on artificial intelligence

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) today announced the launch of a unique partnership aimed at improving airline operations worldwide...

KLM pilot detained for two weeks in Oslo for being drunk in service

According to Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) the KLM pilot who was taken in a promille check on Gardermoen on Friday is now captive....

KLM’s response to Air France KLM CEO Janaillac’s provisional succession: aiming at further cooperation

Response KLM: Today, prior to the shareholder meeting in Paris, the Air France-KLM Board announced the name of Air France-KLM’s new temporary leader. The interim appointment...

KLM flies sustainably to new destination Växjö in Sweden

Starting today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is flying to Växjö, Sweden every day and does so as sustainable as possible. This means KLM not...

KLM traffic figures: Excellent growth in passenger numbers (+5.2%) and increasing cargo load factor

KLM welcomed 5.2% more passengers on board in April compared to the same month last year. With a 4.0% increase in passenger kilometres and...

Inaugural KLM flight to Fortaleza in Brazil

KLM now serves three Brazilian destinations with Airbus A330-200 equipment As of today, KLM will be flying directly to the Brazilian destination of Fortaleza. At...