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 will need more financial support, CEO Pieter Elbers admits

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Chief Executive Officer Pieter Elbers says the struggling airline will require more financial support, but it's…

Launch of the Dutch Action Agenda for Train and Aviation: fewer flights, more trains, a.o. to Brussels

International train takes off Strengthen the international train so that it becomes an attractive alternative to short flights for more…

Two KLM aircraft collide during towing procedure at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

On 15 November, during a towing procedure, two KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft collided into each other at Amsterdam Schiphol…

KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second coronavirus wave

The second wave of coronavirus in Europe has resulted in new lock-downs, prompting KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to make network…

Final approval of the KLM 3.4 billion loan package by the Dutch state

KLM is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 101-year history, with the COVID-19 pandemic eroding its strong…

KLM pilots’ trade union VNV signs commitment clause, paving the way for the release of €3.4 billion state aid

The Dutch Airline Pilots Association VNV joined seven other unions today in agreeing to contribute to KLM’s cost-reduction efforts by signing…

KLM unions FNV Cabine and FNV Luchtvaart have signed the airline’s “commitment clause”, a step towards the release of state aid

KLM confirms that the unions FNV Cabine (cabin personnel) and FNV Luchtvaart (ground personnel) have signed the airline’s “commitment clause”,…

Dutch government freezes state aid of 3.4 billion intended to help KLM

The Dutch government on Saturday froze the release of public aid of 3.4 billion euros intended to help the airline…

KLM results for Q3 2020: loss of €234 million

The Air France-KLM results for the third quarter of 2020 grimly reconfirm the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has…

KLM Cityhopper introduces Virtual Reality training for pilots

Starting 5 November, KLM Cityhopper will be introducing Virtual Reality (VR) training for pilots flying Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft.…

KLM parks aircraft at Groningen Airport Eelde due to limited capacity at Amsterdam Schiphol

Due to limited capacity at Schiphol, KLM will park a number of aircraft at Groningen Airport Eelde from 28 October…

KLM reopens voluntary resignation scheme as airline anticipates further market deterioration

Yesterday (19 October), KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) targeting specific divisions and departments in order to…

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

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

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

Collaboration brings together members from across the cool supply chain, Dutch Customs, and the Ministry of Health to match the…

KLM prepares for restricted winter schedule

Network in September and October remains stable compared to August Owing to adjusted travel warnings, prompting Code Orange (essential travel…

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

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

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time.…

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

Summary As of August 27, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly again to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. For the…

KLM temporarily returns to Cairo

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

KLM adds Poznan as fifth destination in Poland

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

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