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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.

For the third time in three weeks, KLM’s ground staff will go on strike

Ground staff working for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have announced industrial actions next Wednesday, to push for higher pay and better working conditions, trade...

KLM, Thalys and NS Dutch Railways have joined forces to replace flights between Brussels and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Effective 29 March 2020, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will replace one of its daily services between Brussels and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (“Schiphol”) with seat...

KLM traffic figures for August 2019: +1.5%

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines saw passenger load factor decline slightly in August, by 0.2% to 91.6%. Traffic was up 1.5%, but lagged slightly behind...

KLM forced to cancel twenty-three flights on Monday morning after ground staff strike

KLM was forced to cancel not less than twenty-three flights on Monday morning after their ground staff went on strike. The work stoppage that...

KLM orders two additional Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

The new purchase will grow KLM's 777 fleet to over 30 aeroplanes, increasing network flexibility Additional 777 jets to complement carrier's growing 787...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines changes on-board breastfeeding policy after controversy

A difficult PR-moment for KLM after a tweet about their outdated on-board breastfeeding policy. The airline stated that flight attendants may ask a feeding...

Twenty flights to Las Vegas by Air France, KLM and Delta for the Consumer Electronic Show 2020

The world’s largest technological innovation showcase, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), will take place from January 7 to 10, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On...

KLM Cargo Boeing 747 loses wing part above Zimbabwe

A Boeing 747-400ERF from KLM lost a wing part above Zimbabwe on Monday during the approach to Harare international airport. According to Flightradar24, the...

KLM traffic figures for June 2019: +4.7%

KLM traffic figures improved in June, with 4.7% more passengers boarding our flights than in June last year. With traffic up 2.2% in RPK...

KLM’s first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has arrived! First revenue flight on 2 July

The new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, "Oranjebloesem" (Orange Blossom) registration PH-BKA, was delivered on Sunday. It was greeted at Schiphol with a water salute. KLM is...

100 days before its 100th anniversary, KLM takes sustainable aviation to the next level with its “Fly Responsibly” initiative

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today marked the 100th day before its 100th anniversary on 7 October this year with a festive event at Amsterdam...

KLM to celebrate 100th anniversary without its star, a specially painted Boeing 787-10

The arrival of the first KLM Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is delayed The arrival of KLM’s first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner from the Boeing factory in Charleston...

Air France-KLM optimises long-haul fleet: future Airbus A350s for Air France and Boeing 787s to KLM

Air France and KLM pursue the optimisation of their respective long-haul fleets. The airlines will effectively swap the remaining firm Boeing 787 and Airbus...

FAA issues NOTAM prohibiting all U.S. carriers from flying over Iran; many other airlines follow suit

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a special NOTAM (NOtice To AirMen) warning pilots that flights are not permitted in the overwater area...

Embraer announces KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ intention for up to 35 E195-E2 Jets

Embraer announced today, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, KLM Cityhopper’s intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm orders with...

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 clips tail section of parked KLM Boeing 747 freighter at Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

On 16 June, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (ET-ATH) just landed at Dar-es-Salaam airport, Tanzania after operating flight ET864 from Prince Said Ibrahim...

KLM takes off to Las Vegas

Today KLM Royal Dutch Airlines initiated its Amsterdam-Las Vegas (LAS) route. KLM will use a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a capacity of 294 seats...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates centenary with special livery on very first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

This year, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines marks 100 years of existence. On 7 October 1919, the airline was founded, making it the oldest airline...

KLM and TU Delft join forces to make aviation more sustainable; innovative flight concept known as the “Flying-V”

KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers and Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Professor Henri Werij...