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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 reopens voluntary resignation scheme as airline anticipates further market deterioration

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Yesterday (19 October), KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) targeting specific divisions and departments in order to minimise involuntary dismissals. The...

KLM submits restructuring plan to Ministry of Finance; job cuts, pay reductions and further cost-cutting

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today submitted its restructuring plan to the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. The presentation of this restructuring plan was a key...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s pharma cargo community joins forces to prepare for COVID-19 vaccines

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Collaboration brings together members from across the cool supply chain, Dutch Customs, and the Ministry of Health to match the global distribution needs for...

KLM prepares for restricted winter schedule

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Network in September and October remains stable compared to August Owing to adjusted travel warnings, prompting Code Orange (essential travel only) designations for the UK,...

Greenpeace urges Dutch Government to suspend KLM’s €3.4 billion state aid

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Greenpeace threatens to go to court over the €3.4 billion state aid to Dutch flag carrier KLM. The non-governmental environmental organisation demands the Dutch...

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

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The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. A year and a...

KLM will fly again to Hangzhou, a second destination in China

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Summary As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the time being, it concerns 1...

KLM temporarily returns to Cairo

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly to Cairo twice a week from 9 September to 25 October. In 2017, KLM last operated passenger flights...

KLM adds Poznan as fifth destination in Poland

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As of 25 October 2020, KLM will start daily flights to the Polish city of Poznan. This will be KLM's fifth destination in Poland,...

In-flight face mask brawl seriously disrupts KLM flight from Amsterdam to Ibiza

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Last Friday, 31 July, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated flight KL1495 between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Ibiza, Spain. During the flight, however, a brawl...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines cuts staff by up to 5,000 units to cope with coronavirus pandemic

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Just one day after KLM posted an operating loss of € 768 million in first half 2020, the Dutch airline announced a further reduction of...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines posts an operating loss of € 768 million in first half 2020

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The dramatic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for the airline industry are more pronounced in KLM’s figures for the second quarter as opposed to...

KLM network: increase in number of destinations, but capacity lags far behind

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KLM's European network will grow in the coming months from 72 destinations in July to 91 destinations in August, September and October. The number...

KLM resumes flights to China after five months

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Today, Tuesday 21 July, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumed passenger flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Shanghai due to the relaxation of travel restrictions...

KLM adjusts flight schedule to Gulf States and adds Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) as new destination

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From 28 September 2020, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will adjust the schedule for flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Gulf States in the...

Southampton new destination in KLM’s European network

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From August 31, KLM will fly daily between Amsterdam Schiphol and Southampton, the largest city south of London. The flights are operated with an...

KLM adds Cork (Ireland) to its European network

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KLM expands its European network with Cork (Ireland). As of 3 August, the second-largest city of Ireland will be connected to Schiphol every day...

European Commission approves Dutch plans to provide €3.4 billion in urgent liquidity support to KLM

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The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3.4 billion Dutch aid measure consisting...

KLM resumes its bus services to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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As of 1 July, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually resume the KLM Bus network in accordance with Dutch health guidelines. This means that...

Ryanair calls on the EU to block €3.4 billion “illegal” state aid to KLM

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Ryanair today (26 June) called on the EU Commission to block the latest illegal State Aid of €3.4 billion to Dutch flag carrier KLM,...

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