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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 welcomes slightly more passengers in April (compared to 2018)

KLM’s traffic figures for the month of April reflect a slight increase. KLM welcomed 1.8% more passengers on board in April compared to the...

First KLM flight departs for Wrocław

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated its first flight to the Polish city of Wrocław today on Monday, 6 May 2019. Wrocław is the fourth...

In a “challenging” first quarter of 2019, Air France KLM Group posts a net loss of €303 million

The Air France KLM Group just published the financial results for the first quarter of 2019. Despite higher capacity (+3%), traffic (+2.6%) and revenue...

First KLM flight for Naples to depart on Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, KLM officially inaugurates Naples as its newest destination. The Italian port city of Naples will be KLM's tenth destination in Italy,...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air Mauritius suspend their joint venture operations

KLM and Air Mauritius will suspend their joint venture operations between Mauritius and Amsterdam at the start of the 2019 IATA Winter season effective...

KLM adds Guanacaste Liberia (Costa Rica) to its network as a new destination

KLM is expanding its network with the opening of Guanacaste Liberia (LIR) in Costa Rica. As per the start of the winter 2019 schedule,...

KLM traffic figures for March 2019: -1.2%

KLM traffic growth declined slightly in March, owing to operational disruptions caused by malfunctions and adverse weather at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM welcomed 1.2%...

More international flying comes to Boston, thanks to Delta and partners

The airline and its partners will offer up to 149 daily departures to more than 50 destinations from Boston-Logan in 2019, an increase of...

KLM launches direct flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Boston Logan

Yesterday, 31 March, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated its first direct flight to the city of Boston (BOS) in the United States. KLM will...

The Netherlands marks 100 years of aviation

Towards a sustainable future Aviation pioneers KLM, GKN Fokker and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) today jointly marked their centenary at the EYE Film Museum...

KLM suspends duty-free sales on board

From July 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will no longer offer tax-free articles for sale on its European flights. In January of 2020, it...

Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic launch extensive codeshare partnership

KLM and Air France customers have access to 24 new North America routes operated by Virgin Atlantic/Delta departing the UK including connections via...

[Valentine’s Day] British Airways schedules a Buenos Aires flight staffed only with couples

Valentine’s Day has just taken a new dimension: today, British Airways is showing that love is really in the air by staffing an entire...

Two KLM aircraft (a 747 and a 787) clip wings at Amsterdam Schiphol

On 13 February, two KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft - a Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFV) and a Boeing 787 (PH-BHA) - were involved in a...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-400 returns to Toronto, Canada: landing gear didn’t fully retract

On 12 February, a KLM Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFN) was departing Toronto, Canada for flight KL692 to Amsterdam Schiphol. The pilots, however, reported a landing...

King Willem-Alexander will be present at the celebration of 100 years of aviation in the Netherlands

KLM, NLR (Dutch Aerospace Centre) and GKN Fokker celebrate their one-hundredth anniversary in 2019. In honour of their respective anniversaries, they organise the event '100...

Former KLM Boeing 747 ‘City of Bangkok” is moving towards the backyard of Corendon Village Hotel

This week, "City of Bangkok", the oldest KLM Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) will be moved from Amsterdam Schiphol to nearby Corendon Village Hotel. In 1989,...

KLM traffic figures January 2019: +1.6%

KLM Passage welcomed 1.6% more passengers in the month of January compared to the same month last year. With a slightly higher transport of 0.3%...

KLM signs codeshare agreement with Atlantic Airways from the Faroe Islands

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and flag carrier of the Faroe Islands, Atlantic Airways, announced that they have signed a codeshare agreement. This will expand...

KLM safest and most punctual airline in 2018

In 2018, KLM once again achieve high ratings for safety and punctuality, two key assets for any airline   Flight Stats, an aviation data information company,...