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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.

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,...

Record passenger numbers for KLM in 2018: 4.5% more than in 2017

KLM welcomed a record 34.2 million passengers on board in 2018. That is a 4.5% increase compared to 2017. The growth was greatest in...

KLM cancels flights due to limited runway capacity at Amsterdam Schiphol

Due to the expected storm tomorrow, Tuesday 8 January 2019, there is very limited runway capacity at Schiphol. Only one runway can be taken into...

No danger for KLM aircraft in incident above India where three planes came close to each other

An accident involving three aeroplanes could be prevented by automatically sent warnings (TCAS) and by the intervention of air traffic control. The Indian Aircraft...

Naples is KLM’s latest Italian destination, served from April 2019

In the spring of 2019, KLM will expand its network with service to the Italian port of Naples. KLM’s 10th destination in Italy will...

KLM opens first part of new Crown Lounge today

Ultimate customer experience key to KLM’s non-Schengen Crown Lounge KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today opened the first part of the new KLM non-Schengen Crown Lounge...

Air France-KLM and China Eastern sign extension of their joint venture

On Monday, November 26, Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines signed an agreement to extend their joint venture partnership. Among those present were Liu Shaoyong,...

Polish cultural city Wrocław is the new KLM destination

From 6 May 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its network to include the Polish city of Wrocław. The service will be operated...

KLM October traffic increased slightly despite restricted capacity growth at Amsterdam airport Schiphol

KLM’s October traffic figures mark a positive start to the fourth and final quarter of 2018. The airline welcomed 2.8% more passengers on board...

KLM launches new business class meal service on KLM Cityhopper flights (from winter 2019)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launches a new meal service for Business Class passengers on its KLM Cityhopper (KLC) flights from the forthcoming winter schedule...