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2015
25
Aug
2015
Undagrid track & trace at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Undagrid technology has been applied with GSETrack, a joint venture of Undagrid and S-P-S International. This track & trace solution ensur...
19
Aug
2015
It is not an additional order, and the aircraft are expected as of 2020. ...
10
Aug
2015
Traffic highlights Passenger network activity (Air France, KLM, HOP!) Capacity(ASK, %ch.) Traffic(RPK, %ch.) Load Factor (%) ...
29
Jul
2015
Based on this one-year contract, Corendon is guaranteed capacity on KLM flights throughout the year, which it plans to utilise for package deals to Bali. At the start of July, KLM extended a simila...
28
Jul
2015
By raising flight frequency on the route, the two airlines will draw more business and leisure passengers. The launch of this new service increases the total number of passenger flights between Amster...
24
Jul
2015
Among the most important features of the Boeing 787-9 are the new World Business Class (WBC) seats, which recline completely flat and have direct access to the aisle; the Economy Class seats, which re...
24
Jul
2015
SECOND QUARTER Revenues of 6.64 billion euros, up 3.0%, down 4.5% like-for-like[1] EBITDAR[2] of 824 million euros, a decrease of 30 million euros Operating result of 185 million euros, a de...
21
Jul
2015
This marks the first time in KLM’s history that a wine-tasting event was held on board an intercontinental flight. World Business Class passengers, journalists and KLM’s wine panel tasted ...
20
Jul
2015
Coming weekend, KLM again expects to carry many customers safely and comfortably to their destination. ...
17
Jul
2015
Today, a year has passed since the tragic loss of flight MH17. ...
15
Jul
2015
​Apple Watch proves to be of great added value when it comes to travel. Travelling is often stressful – especially flying and particularly just before departure. The KLM Apple Watch app off...
09
Jul
2015
Perform 2020 Lengthy and intense negotiations took place with a VNV delegation in recent months. VNV consistently expressed its willingness to invest in the company. KLM and VNV have now reached an...
08
Jul
2015
Traffic highlights Passenger network activity (Air France, KLM, HOP!) Capacity(ASK, %ch.) Traffic(RPK, %ch.) Load Factor (%) ...
06
Jul
2015
The free KLM Curacao Marathon app provides all the relevant information about the event. A unique feature is the possibility for family, friends and fans around the world to follow their favourite run...
04
Jul
2015
Reuse and recycling together is one of the pillars of KLM’s sustainability policy.   ...
02
Jul
2015
The facility has a tenor of 5 years and shows improved terms compared to KLM’s existing facility. The transaction was launched at 500 million euros and KLM took advantage of the oversubscription...
02
Jul
2015
KLM and Corendon have agreed to reserve seats for Corendon customers five times a week on KLM flights to Curaçao. ...
02
Jul
2015
Starting with immediate effect this agreement will enable KLM to offer their customers daily services between the Dutch capital and Malta. Air Malta’s flights to/from Amsterdam’s Schiphol ...
01
Jul
2015
KLM will reduce flight frequencies to ten European destinations. Furthermore, frequencies to Africa, Japan, and Brazil will also be curtailed. KLM will do all it can to minimise any inconvenience to p...
01
Jul
2015
By always thinking one step ahead, the new KLM app makes travelling even more comfortable, proving to be a truly reassuring travel companion. As soon as the customer opens the app, it shows the most r...
25
Jun
2015
In October 2014 from a special glass pavilion at Schiphol Plaza in Amsterdam Airport the #HappytoHelp customer service team spent five days assisting travellers at airports worldwide and via social me...
17
Jun
2015
KLM no longer uses eggs laid by battery hens. In 2013, the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals, Dierenbescherming gave KLM its "Good Chicken Award" for serving chicken bearing the Be...
08
Jun
2015
For the entire Press Release follow the link ...
05
Jun
2015
This prize for inflight sales is awarded by a panel of experts, who assess criteria such as the selection and presentation of products, inflight customer service and investment in crew training. T...
04
Jun
2015
KLM’s new service assists Korean customers with queries ranging from seat selection and ticket rebooking to reservation cancellations and excess baggage. It is available via social media 24 hour...
01
Jun
2015
KLM has selected eight of the most striking recycled prototypes for the exhibition. In addition, various elements of KLM’s new World Business Class cabin interior – including tableware des...
29
May
2015
Aruba Happy Flow is an innovative passenger process in which the passenger is only required toshow his or her passport once throughout the journey at the airport. The use of facial recognition then al...
26
May
2015
The interactive report uses easy navigation tools and includes links to extra information and videos. Follow this link to open the complete CSR Report for 2014. Some highlights Each day produces...
20
May
2015
Just as KLM's first game Aviation Empire, Jets links gaming to real life. For each ticket they purchase players are rewarded with Wings, the in-game currency. And by sending a notification, Jets h...
18
May
2015
Belfast Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is an attractive tourist destination. It is an up-and-coming city rated among the top-five destinations for a city trip in the United Kingdom. Touris...
11
May
2015
  Traffic highlights 6.5 million passengers, down 2.0% Increased pressure on unit revenue in the month of April including Easter calendar effect. Unit revenue per available seat kilome...
03
May
2015
There were over forty veterans on board, with an average age of 92. Many of them were accompanied by relatives and there were also three pipe and drum bands on board. The seats aboard the flight ...
30
Apr
2015
FIRST QUARTER RESULTS AFFECTED BY CURRENCY IMPACT Revenues of 5.7 billion euros, up 1.8% EBITDAR[1] of 229 million euros, an improvement of 62 million euros EBITDA1 of -21 million euros, an ...
29
Apr
2015
KLM welcomes its newest Boeing 777-300 featuring an all-new interior in its World Business Class and Economy Class. The exterior has already been decorated in the new company livery. This news vide...
20
Apr
2015
KLM Customer Experience Officer Ryanne van der Eijk explained, “It has been a desire of ours for many years to arrange a partnership such as this and I am proud that we will now be able to deliv...
10
Apr
2015
The lengthy and intensive negotiations resulted in a balanced package of mutually acceptable agreements for the coming 18 months (through 1 July 2016), which will contribute significantly to the objec...
10
Apr
2015
During leg 5 in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, from Auckland (New Zealand) to Itajai (Brazil), the Dongfeng Race Team suffered bad fortune due to a broken mast. Dongfeng is a Chinese sponsored tea...
09
Apr
2015
“Bluey The Movie” as Part of the Kids Experience KLM wants to ensure its younger passengers have a pleasant and comfortable journey. Bluey was launched last November especially for youn...
08
Apr
2015
We combine a fresh white tray which, suitable for recycling, with Delftware elements and unique Neo-Baroque influences, all with a modern take. The innovative lightweight tray is the result of close c...
08
Apr
2015
Traffic highlights 6.3 million passengers, down 0.4% Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency down compared to March 2014, reflecting the expected capacity/demand balances:...
07
Apr
2015
Mr Elbers was appointed KLM’s CEO in October of 2014. His current term of office will come to an end in 2016. In the interest of continuity and to express the confidence that the Council has in ...
07
Apr
2015
By offering the service, KLM is responding to the needs and wishes of its customers from that region. The buses are easily recognisable by their well-known KLM colours. Comfort Travel on the KLM B...
31
Mar
2015
Because of weather conditions (strong wind) in Amsterdam, some of KLM flight schedules may be cancelled or delayed. Passengers with a connecting flight via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be rebooked....
30
Mar
2015
This new Boeing is the first 777-300ER to be fitted with the new economy and business class configuration and to sport the new KLM livery. The PH-BVO, which will follow at the end of April, will also ...
30
Mar
2015
Arrival of the new Embraers will be coupled with phasing out nineteen Fokker 70s from service. The timing will be synchronised with the delivery of the Embraers. In 2018, the KLM Cityhopper fleet will...
28
Mar
2015
KLM is not for the first time in its history in Bogotá. From October 1992 through March 1995, KLM operated flights to the Colombian capital already. With the addition of the new service to Bogo...
27
Mar
2015
The service will be operated using Airbus A330-200 equipment under flight numbers KL675 and KL676. The Edmonton service was due to commence on 5 May 2015, but was postponed. Flights to Edmonton wil...
27
Mar
2015
The Agency recommends the operators to issue a safety and security risks assessment in order to require at least two persons in the flight crew compartment or guarantee an equivalent safety level. ...
26
Mar
2015
The Air Transport News awards are the only international prizes that reward all the main categories in the air transport industry. The global airline alliance, SkyTeam, won Airline Alliance of the Yea...
26
Mar
2015
Effective 26 July, 2015, KLM’s joint venture with China Southern Airlines will expand with the addition of another Skyteam member in Greater China-Xiamen Airlines. From this date, Xiamen Airline...
24
Mar
2015
“There is much that is still unclear. Our deepest sympathies go to the friends and relatives of the passengers and crew who were on this flight. I am profoundly shocked by this terrible disaster...
20
Mar
2015
Amongst these resolutions, as proposed by its Appointments Committee, the Board has decided to submit a resolution to renew, for a further four-year term, the mandate of Alexandre de Juniac, Air Franc...
16
Mar
2015
In September 2014, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo announced it would be reducing the amount of freighter capacity it needs in its network. Both KLM and Martinair Cargo have discussed the consequences ...
10
Mar
2015
Long-haul: Air France-KLM is increasing services to Canada and is launching two new routes: Vancouver operated by Air France from 25 March 2015 and Edmonton served by KLM from 5 May 2015. The Group is...
09
Mar
2015
Smartwatch owners who install the KLM app on their Android smartphone will be able to check their flight overview in KLM’s smartwatch app any time after making a booking. They will start receivi...
09
Mar
2015
Traffic highlights Network airlines activity (Air France, KLM, HOP!) 5.4 million passengers, +0.8% Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency down compared to February 2...
07
Mar
2015
Flight KL9866 departed on Friday from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and landed at 17:00 hours in Amsterdam. In addition to the Boeing 747, several Fokker 70s, Embraer 190s and Boeing 737s already feature ...
04
Mar
2015
Xiamen Airlines has indicated that it will fly from Xiamen to Amsterdam this summer. Xiamen Airlines is a subsidiary of KLM’s partner, China Southern Airlines, China’s largest airline. Xia...
03
Mar
2015
The Holland Marketing Alliance launched the "Holland. The Original Cool." campaign three years ago to show American travellers what the Netherlands has to offer. It was a huge success, with ...
27
Feb
2015
KLM has approached a select group of Flying Blue customers to take part in a trial involving service provision via WhatsApp. Via a special KLM WhatsApp number, these customers are assisted during thei...
25
Feb
2015
The aircraft – bearing registration PH-BVN – will be the ninth B777-300ER to join the fleet, alongside 15 B777-200ERs. The new Boeing will be the first 777-300ER to be delivered featuring ...
20
Feb
2015
KLM uses the well-known blue and white but now in a new and refreshed color scheme. The first KLM Boeing 787-9 is expected to arrive in October 2015 ...
19
Feb
2015
Full Year 2014 Results Revenues of 24.9 billion euros, stable (+0.3%) like-for-like1 EBITDA2 of 1,589 million euros, down 266 million euros EBITDA of 2,014 million euros ...
09
Feb
2015
Traffic highlights 5.7 million passengers, +0.5% Resilient performance on North America Last month of strongly negative base effect on Venezuela Demand on Asia affected by timing of Chines...
02
Feb
2015
An interim report on Perform 2020 has also been presented. The Board has strongly supported management's proposals and considers that Air France and KLM’s roadmap towards a better competitiv...
02
Feb
2015
The introduction of the Platinum Service Line means a single telephone number now connects Dutch Platinum members to a special assistance team. This personal service raises the quality of service KLM ...
30
Jan
2015
Further information on Erik Varwijk’s successor as EVP of Air France-KLM Cargo will follow in due course. ...
28
Jan
2015
At the same time a decision was reached to maintain the engine in-house for both Air France-KLM and its customers. Implementation got under way immediately in order to be able to take on third-party w...
27
Jan
2015
Technical guidelines on KLM, with no excess cash transfer, have been endorsed yesterday by the KLM Supervisory Board and will be implemented under the Air France-KLM Group supervision and leaders...
27
Jan
2015
The first aircraft using the new WBC departed from Schiphol on 28 July 2013. From September 2013 to April 2014, Engineering and Maintenance equipped the rest of the Boeing 747 fleet with the new WBC p...
22
Jan
2015
In 2015, Air France will benefit from the impact of the measures taken within the framework of Transform 2015 and from the fall in the fuel price. However, as announced in December 2014, the Group wil...
22
Jan
2015
KLM continually invests in its inflight products. For example, the World Business Class cabin interior was completely revitalised across the Boeing 747 fleet. And the Boeing 777-200 fleet is currently...
08
Jan
2015
Traffic highlights 6.2 million passengers, +1.3% Continued restructuring of point-to-point (capacity down -15.0%) supporting increase in Short and Medium-Haul load factor Unit revenue per av...
06
Jan
2015
About Belfast Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. Belfast is an attractive tourism destination. Belfast is a rising city is named in top 5 of the ...
2014
18
Dec
2014
The Group is revising down its 2014 EBITDA target by an additional €200 million compared with the targets communicated on 8 July and 8 October. There are four factors behind this revision: The pe...
11
Dec
2014
As part of this longer term partnership, KLM travellers will be able to search for a place to stay on Airbnb through the KLM website along with their flight booking. KLM's inspiring travel guide s...
08
Dec
2014
To: President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice-President Frans TimmermansCc: Commissioners Violeta Bulc and Marianne Thyssen9.3 million jobs in danger!We request a firm st...
08
Dec
2014
Traffic highlights 5.9 million passengers, +0.5% Restructuring of point-to-point supports increase in load factor Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency down compared to November...
04
Dec
2014
The repainting of the PH-BXW and PH-BXZ will be completed this week. The new livery will subsequently also be phased in for the rest of the KLM fleet.From 2015, all new aircraft joining the fleet, suc...
01
Dec
2014
Each year, about a million children between the ages of two and twelve fly with KLM. About ten children per flight. It is important to KLM to offer these young passengers and their families a comforta...
19
Nov
2014
The contest runs until Thursday November 20th. The prize consists of a night in a KLM airplane at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport of which the interior is remodeled to an apartment.Participa...
17
Nov
2014
René de Groot joined KLM in 1990 and is currently Senior Vice President of Operations at Engineering & Maintenance. Previously, De Groot was captain aboard the Airbus A330 and Boeing 737....
14
Nov
2014
Previously, the World Business Class cabins aboard KLM’s Boeing 747-400 fleet were renovated. The Boeing 777-200 is now up for a full metamorphosis. In addition to the new World Business Class i...
12
Nov
2014
Traffic highlightsPASSENGER 6.9 million passengers, +2.1% Capacity growth in the Americas driven by Latin America, up 7.2% Continued decrease of domestic France capacity, down 6.0% Unit revenue per av...
11
Nov
2014
With three special Farewell Flights over the Netherlands, those in attendance will have one last chance to enjoy their favourite aircraft. Tickets for these flights sold out within minutes. This last ...
03
Nov
2014
The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, including Fridays effective 22 June. In catering to customer requirements, KLM will offer three different passenger classes on boa...
29
Oct
2014
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Alexandre de Juniac, met on 28th October 2014 to examine the accounts for the Third Quarter of the Financial Year 2014.Third Quarter 2014 activity ...
28
Oct
2014
While being in Financial Quiet Period, the announcement of Q3 results taking place tomorrow, the Group cannot let pure speculation circulate in the Dutch media, more especially false information and f...
26
Oct
2014
Many MD-11 fans had bought a ticket to be aboard KLM’s very last scheduled service with the MD-11, which is popular among many travellers and aircraft photographers. In recent months, many fans ...
22
Oct
2014
For many years, KLM has offered its World Business Class passengers menus created by leading Dutch chefs. KLM continues to invest in its onboard service by working with top chefs and sommeliers. Past ...
20
Oct
2014
Take part in the MD-11 quiz from today, Monday 20 October, to Thursday 30 October at http://byebyeMD11.klm.com. KLM is also commemorating the MD-11 on this website in an historical overview of photos,...
15
Oct
2014
In view of the expiry of his current term in April 2015, Camiel Eurlings has decided in joint consultation with the KLM Supervisory Board to withdraw with immediate effect as President and CEO in orde...
13
Oct
2014
The KLM Corporate BioFuel programme, which was launched in 2012, is the tangible outcome of the Green Deal made between KLM and the Dutch Government in 2012. Partners in this biofuel programme commit ...
13
Oct
2014
For the 2014-15 winter season (from 26 October 2014 to 28 March 2015), Air France-KLM Group capacity is scheduled to increase by 0.7%, with an increase of 0.1% for passenger operations(Air France, KLM...
13
Oct
2014
From a special glass pavilion at Schiphol Plaza, our #HappytoHelp customer service team will spend five days assisting travellers via social media as well as at various airports worldwide. Service at ...
08
Oct
2014
Traffic highlights 5.7 million passengers, -16.3% Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency down compared to September 2013 14 days of strikes by several Air France pilot unions, op...
07
Oct
2014
The 95th miniature was today unveiled in spectacular fashion at a festive ceremony. KLM President & CEO Camiel Eurlings presented the first miniature to Mrs. de Carvalho-Heineken and Mr van der Bu...
06
Oct
2014
Unveiling of “KLM 95 Years” logoOn 7 October, KLM’s anniversary, Camiel Eurlings will unveil the “KLM 95 Years” logo on an MD-11 aircraft. From this day on, for the durat...
25
Sep
2014
This summer, KLM installed beacons at all piers, KLM lounges and hallways of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM thoroughly tested the beacon technology with the help of customers in recent months.Once pa...
24
Sep
2014
The new service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via social media, assisting customers with queries ranging from seat selection and ticket rebooking to reservation cancellations and exce...
23
Sep
2014
Every week, KLM receives 40.000 questions via social media. One of the most asked questions is about getting lost items back. This inspired KLM to set up a dedicated Lost & Found team that uses al...
18
Sep
2014
The “journey” begins in 1919 and ends in the present, with a look ahead to the next five years and to KLM’s centenary anniversary in 2019. The collection is distributed across the 19...
15
Sep
2014
This is the result of a dispute between Air France and the French pilots’ union about terms relating to Transavia. French pilots who are transferring to Transavia demand the same terms of employ...
15
Sep
2014
Every year on this day we stop to reflect on KLM’s illustrious past and look to the future. Our employees are proud of this milestone and will contribute to KLM’s success in the comin...
11
Sep
2014
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has, for the tenth consecutive year, ranked Air F...
11
Sep
2014
At today’s Investor Day, Air France-KLM will unveil its new Perform 2020 strategic plan.Perform 2020 is the successor to Transform 2015, which represented the first phase in the Group’s tu...
08
Sep
2014
Passenger Busines 7.3 million passengers, +2.1% Capacity growth in the Americas driven by Latin America, up 7.3% Traffic increase on all networks Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-cu...
04
Sep
2014
On top of the ongoing reduction of the full-freighter fleet, and facing a slower than expected recovery in demand, the Group has considered several options to further reduce its full-freighter exposur...
03
Sep
2014
Throughout the day, the interactive installations offered a window to the other side of the ocean. People out in the street in New York and Amsterdam stood a chance of running into a stranger far away...
08
Aug
2014
Traffic highlights 7.5 million passengers, +1.3% Continued reduction of domestic France point-to-point capacity (ASK), - 7.2% Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency down compared...
04
Aug
2014
In addition to daily service from Amsterdam, as of Monday, November 17, 2014 KLM will add an A330-200 aircraft on Monday and Wednesday with a convenient later departure from Amsterdam at 14:15. Traffi...
28
Jul
2014
Connections to Europe, the United States and the rest of the world remain in combination with KLM’s strategic partner Kenya Airways. Kenya Airways offers fourteen weekly flights from Harare via ...
28
Jul
2014
Customers wishing to purchase a Go Round Asia and Southwest Pacific Pass can choose from a minimum of three to a maximum of 11 flights for travel in Economy or Business Class.  Fares are calculat...
25
Jul
2014
KLM will resume its flights to and from Tel Aviv starting 26 July, KL461/KL462. KLM stays in close contact with the authorities and is monitoring the situation in Tel Aviv continuously....
25
Jul
2014
Schedule Departure Airport: Arrival Airport: Amsterdam - 12:30 Bogotá - 16:25 Bogotá - 17:55 Cali -18:55 Cali -  20:35 Amsterdam -14:15 In addition ...
25
Jul
2014
FIRST HALF Revenues of 12.01 billion euros, up 1.0% like-for-like Net result, group share of -614 million euros, improvement of 185 million euros Adjusted net result, group share1 of -342 million eur...
16
Jul
2014
Apart from career opportunities, over 70,000 followers on LinkedIn currently already benefit from KLM’s business-oriented blogs and posts and extensive product information. By adding LinkedIn to...
14
Jul
2014
Following a pilot project with transavia.com in France, which was launched in March, Flying Blue members are now also able to use Flying Blue air miles to pay for transavia.com flights which depart fr...
08
Jul
2014
Passenger 7.2 million passengers, +3.9% Short and Medium-haul affected by air traffic control strikes in both June 2013 and 2014 Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency stable com...
07
Jul
2014
Participants in the KLM Curacao Marathon can choose between various distances: 5 k (walk or run), 10 k (walk or run), a half marathon, a full marathon (duo) or a 15 k Trail. The event expects to welco...
01
Jul
2014
The vegetarian soup will be offered as an alternative option to the standard starter on the World Business Class menu. Soup will also be part of the selection in WBC Express Service. Research has show...
25
Jun
2014
Every year on this day we stop to reflect on KLM’s illustrious past and look to the future. The next special anniversary awaiting us in 2019 is our centenary – KLM 100 Years. KLM 95 Years ...
18
Jun
2014
In 2013, KLM introduced a fee for hold baggage carried by Economy Class passengers on European flights. KLM did so in response to changing consumer behaviour. In the past, the hold baggage of FB Ivory...
12
Jun
2014
Bonds for a nominal amount of 94 million euros, representing 13.4% of the outstanding bonds were presented and accepted for repurchase. The principal amount of this bond will thus be reduced to 606 mi...
06
Jun
2014
Traffic highlights 6.7 million passengers, stable Capacity growth on the Americas driven by Latin America (+9.2%). Capacity up 1.8% on North America Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex...
04
Jun
2014
KLM Cityhopper will operate the daily flights to Turin using a Fokker 70 aircraft, which offers space for 74 passengers in Business, Economy Comfort and Economy Class. Flight KL1555 from Amsterdam to ...
30
May
2014
Under the control of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), this working group aims to provide long-term standardized solutions among governments for the monitoring in real time of the ...
22
May
2014
A ‘CitySelfie’ is a 360-degree video produced by the participant at a must-see location. Thanks to the contributions submitted worldwide, KLM will be able to create a collection of gems th...
16
May
2014
At Aruba Airport, Mike Eman, Prime Minister of Aruba, will welcome this special flight carrying Camiel Eurlings, President & CEO KLM, Jos Nijhuis, CEO Schiphol Group, Paul Riemens, CEO LVNL and ch...
12
May
2014
Traffic Highlights: 6.7 million passengers, +1.8% Traffic and load factor positively impacted by Easter week falling in April versus March last year Strong impact of medium-haul restructuring: load fa...
02
May
2014
Erik Swelheim joined KLM as Corporate Controller on 1 April 2004. He has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 1 March 2012. Prior to joining KLM, Mr Swelheim held various posts in fi...
01
May
2014
Passengers will be allowed to call, send text messages or connect to their mobile data network from the aircraft while taxiing to the gate. Cabin crew will announce this to passengers after landing.Th...
30
Apr
2014
FIRST QUARTER RESULTS ON TRACK Revenues of 5.55 billion euros, stable on a like-for-like basis, impacted by Easter calendar effect Operating result of -445 million euros, an improvement of 87 million ...
30
Apr
2014
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), the specialist maintenance division of the Air France-KLM Group, has signed a major agreement for the maintenance of the GE90...
29
Apr
2014
Most modern aircraft types have similar shaped noses and contours. A few adjustments to the current KLM livery has transformed the appearance of the latest Embraer 190 into a contemporary, streamlined...
10
Apr
2014
The competition will run for two months and will be in two phases. Phase one will include the contest on SkyTeam Facebook page until 30th April. Phase two of the competition will be on the SkyTeam RTW...
09
Apr
2014
KLM has been serving meals by leading top chefs in World Business Class for many years. Working with top chefs and sommeliers is one way KLM continually invests in its onboard service. The World Busin...
07
Apr
2014
Traffic Highlights 6.3 million passengers, +0.3% Capacity growth on the Americas driven by Latin America (+10.0%). Capacity up 1.6% on North America Strong impact of medium-haul restructuring especial...
25
Mar
2014
A KLM rebooking policy is in effect for passengers who are currently booked to travel between Amsterdam and Manston on or after 10 April. KLM will offer these passengers alternative flights via London...
24
Mar
2014
The agreement also includes the signature of a partnership between General Electric and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance on the maintenance of the GEnx engine.The GEnx-1B engine...
20
Mar
2014
Portable electronic devices include smartphones, tablets, e-readers, camera’s and small handheld game consoles.  This provides more convenience for our customers, as use is currently prohib...
17
Mar
2014
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Sabena technics have reached an agreement under which the Franco-Dutch group would take full control of Barfield, the US c...
07
Mar
2014
Passenger 5.3 million passengers, +1.8% Rise in capacity on the Americas driven by development in Latin America (+9.9%); capacity up +1.1% on North America Significant impact from medium-haul restruct...
05
Mar
2014
KLM efficiency drives growthIn its own network, KLM will deploy 2.6% more capacity* in summer 2014 than it did in summer 2013. This growth will largely be achieved within Europe where capacity will be...
05
Mar
2014
Garuda flies to 64 destinations in 12 countries, including 40 domestic destinations.  SkyTeam customers from every continent will benefit from easier access to Indonesia’s key business and ...
20
Feb
2014
As per the 19th of February 2014, Air France-KLM and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes signed an exclusive long term strategic partnership for commercial cooperation between Brazil and Europe. It ...
20
Feb
2014
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Alexandre de Juniac, met on 19th February 2014 to approve the accounts for full year 2013....
20
Feb
2014
Customers are already able to arrange extra services through social media, but until now payment has taken place over the telephone. Customers have regularly indicated that they would like to pay onli...
07
Feb
2014
Via the KLM.nl/wannagives webshop loved ones and family members of passengers can send specially selected Valentine’s Day presents at no charge and – if desired – from a ‘secre...
07
Feb
2014
Traffic highlights 5.7 million passengers, +3.8% Capacity growth on the Americas network fueled by development in Latin America (+11.0%); capacity up +1.4% on North America Significant impact of mediu...
03
Feb
2014
Santiago is the country’s cultural, political, and financial centre and it is home to numerous multinational headquarters. Furthermore, Chile offers stunning and varied nature complete with dese...
20
Jan
2014
Adding Turin as a destination will strengthen KLM’s position in Italy. Turin will be KLM’s sixth Italian destination after Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna and Venice. The new route will be ...
17
Jan
2014
The SkyTeam Round the World booking tool is available via laptop, desktop computers as well as tablet devices. The tool offers flexibility, with a choice from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 15 stops. ...
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Jan
2014
As of 26 May 2014, KLM will launch a new service to Bilbao in Spain. This new route will be served using an Embraer 190, seating 100 passengers in Business and Economy Class. KLM Cityhopper will opera...
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Jan
2014
PassengerIn December 2013, passenger traffic rose by 3.2% for a 2.1% increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor rose by 0.9 points to 82.8%. The Group carried 6.2 million passengers (+3.7%). U...
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Jan
2014
Selecting a next holiday destination on criteria like personal budget, temperature or flight time on a 3D spinning globe is one of the innovative features. The ability to get an overview of all KLM de...
2013
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Dec
2013
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, will welcome Garuda Indonesia as its 20th member on March 5, 2014. The national airline of Indonesia, Garuda will become SkyTeam’s second member from Southe...
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Dec
2013
Taking weekly turns, KLM employees from all around the world will tweet about their favourite restaurants, sleeping addresses, coffee bars and expositions in their hometown. On top of this, they will ...
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Dec
2013
TNO took measurements during various flight phases: ascending, cruising, descending and overall. Measurements were also conducted when the aircraft was on the ground. TNO conducted its measurements in...
09
Dec
2013
Via the webshop klm.com/wannagives, KLM offers a varied assortment of attentions: a glass of champagne, an extra comfortable seat, a bottle of perfume or bonbons. The giftwrapped present will be hand-...
06
Dec
2013
In 2012, UNICEF co-signed ten guiding principles regarding corporations and children. These Children’s Rights & Business Principles, originating from the UN Guiding Principles on Business &a...
06
Dec
2013
PassengerIn November 2013, passenger traffic rose by 0.9% for a 2.0% increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor declined by 0.8 points to 80.3%. As expected, unlike last year, traffic benefite...
05
Dec
2013
This latest award places the Group among the nine French leaders distinguished among the top 250 French stock market capitalisations with the rating of 91 A.Air France-KLM is concentrating on four mai...
02
Dec
2013
KLM has a longstanding tradition of asking leading Dutch chefs to create meals for its World Business Class passengers, as part of its pledge to keep investing in service on board. Previously, KLM ser...
20
Nov
2013
The social media live response time can be seen in the header on Twitter and on the customer support page at KLM.com. It will also be visible on Facebook shortly.KLM offers customer service 24/7 in te...
15
Nov
2013
The expanded joint venture will be a significant boost to the existing benefit-sharing model between the two carriers. This far reaching cooperation for both passenger an...
08
Nov
2013
PassengerIn October 2013, passenger traffic rose by 2.8% for a 1.2% increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor increased by 1.3 points to 84.0%. The Group carried 6.9 million passengers (+2.0%...
01
Nov
2013
Research has shown that passengers find the existing boarding procedures inefficient. Before they can take their seat, they often have to queue at the gate and then have to wait for passengers blockin...
01
Nov
2013
With this introduction, KLM is again offering its passengers more choice in comfort. In addition to more legroom, Economy Comfort also provides faster disembarking since Economy Comfort is located at ...
31
Oct
2013
The Board of Directors of  Air France-KLM, chaired by Alexandre de Juniac, met on 30th October 2013 to examine the accounts for Third Quarter 2013. The results presentation is available on www.ai...
30
Oct
2013
Italy is the fourth most important market in Europe for AIR FRANCE KLM. Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, attracts millions of tourists annually, to visit the historical attractions in t...
22
Oct
2013
KLM expands and consolidates its network KLM will focus its intercontinental expansion on South America. After several years KLM will start service again to Santiago de Chile (Chile) in February 2014....
18
Oct
2013
The world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event started on Wednesday, 16 October, attracting dance enthusiasts from around the world to Amsterdam for this 18th edition of the event.The presentation of this c...
15
Oct
2013
Paul Polman (CEO, Unilever), Feike Sijbesma (CEO, DSM), Camiel Eurlings (CEO, KLM), Bernard Wientjes (President of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers), Trude Maas (non-executive d...
14
Oct
2013
The nomination will be put to the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in April next year.Mr ‘t Hart will take up a position which is being vacated on the same date by Kees Storm. Mr Stor...
10
Oct
2013
On intercontinental flights, this means up to an hour more time to enjoy the films, music and other entertainment that are available to all passengers. In the past, the inflight entertainment system w...
07
Oct
2013
The first copy of house No. 94 was today presented to the mayor of Texel, Francine Giskes. Today, KLM not only celebrates its own 94th anniversary, but also the anniversary of its partner Air France, ...
07
Oct
2013
New directorDionne Vorst, whose previous appointments include HR management positions at KLM, has been appointed as the Director of Luchtvaart College Schiphol. She succeeds Jeroen Ankersmit and Judit...
07
Oct
2013
PassengerIn September 2013, passenger traffic rose by 0.7%, in line with the increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor was stable at 85.2%. The Group carried 6.9 million passengers (+0.2%). U...
01
Oct
2013
Local ingredientsThe meals served during the festival are made with all sorts of products sourced from local suppliers. Passengers will enjoy beef supplied by De Vrije Koe (the Free Cow), which is str...
25
Sep
2013
From February 2nd 2014, flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-300 (KL701 and KL702), with a stop in between in Buenos Aires three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Amsterdam and o...
23
Sep
2013
The Board considered it vital to hear the information that Alitalia's executive management should provide at a forthcoming meeting of the Italian company's Board of Directors....
20
Sep
2013
The partnership has been sealed for a two year initial period, with an option to extend the agreement. The Chinese meals will be served in the World Business Class as well as Economy Class. Oriental C...
17
Sep
2013
Biography of Pierre-François RiolacciAged 47, Pierre-François Riolacci is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science (IEP Paris) and holds a Masters&...
13
Sep
2013
Moreover, for the fifth year running, Air France-KLM is ranked leader of the broader "Transport" category, covering air, rail, sea and road transport as well as airport activities.In this wa...
06
Sep
2013
PassengerIn August 2013, passenger traffic rose by 4.9% for capacity up by 2.3%. The load factor stood at 87.9%, up by 2.2 points. The group carried 7.15 million passengers (+3.0%). Unit revenue per a...
20
Aug
2013
The new seats create even more leg space in European Business Class and Economy Class. As a result of the slim design of the seatback, leg space in the European Business Class will increase up to eigh...
07
Aug
2013
PassengerIn July 2013, passenger traffic rose by 1.8% for capacity up by 1.3%. The load factor stood at 87.4%, up by 0.4 points. The group carried 7.5 million passengers (+1.0%). Unit revenue per avai...
26
Jul
2013
FIRST HALF* 1.3% increase in revenues to 12.3 billion euros* 2.2% reduction in unit cost on a constant currency and fuel price basis* Net debt reduced by more than 600 million euros OUTLOOK FOR T...
25
Jul
2013
KLM has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with top Dutch golfer Joost Luiten. The contract linking KLM to Joost Luiten was signed today.Joost Luiten (27) has been a professional golfer since 200...
24
Jul
2013
Amstelveen, 24 July 2013 - KLM Cityhopper signed an operating lease agreement with BOC Aviation to lease six new Embraer 190 aircraft which BOC Aviation purchased from the Brazilian aircraft manufactu...
17
Jul
2013
Alexandre de Juniac is appointed Air France-KLM Group Chairman and CEO. Frédéric Gagey takes over from him as Chairman and CEO of Air France. Camiel Eurlings is appointed KLM President a...
05
Jul
2013
“Skytrax has assessed and monitored the KLM quality improvements to the cabin product and front-line staff service areas onboard and in the airport environment during recent months,” said ...
05
Jul
2013
PassengerIn spite of strike action by European air traffic controllers, June 2013 passenger traffic rose by 2.5% for capacity up by 1.3%. The load factor stood at 85.2%, up one point. The group carrie...
28
Jun
2013
In her speech, State Secretary Mansveld remarked on Mr Hartman’s passion, saying: “This is what they mean when they say that someone has a ‘blue heart’, with kerosene running t...
27
Jun
2013
Aviation Empire is not a promotional game, but a true strategy game: players invest in a fleet, build a network with international destinations and develop their own airports.The game combines the dig...
27
Jun
2013
KLM will fly twice daily to Florence on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; one flight a day will be operated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.KLM's SkyTeam partner Alitalia will operate...
26
Jun
2013
After touch down, the SVH Committee (Stichting Vakbekwaamheid Horeca) announced that Richard had successfully completed the first part of his Master’s test. KLM has been serving its World Busine...
24
Jun
2013
The pilot project saw around 100 cockpit and cabin crew using the iPad on board. Evaluation revealed that cabin crew using the iPad could respond more quickly and effectively to the personal wishes of...
21
Jun
2013
The entire Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be aboard the flight. This year, the orchestra is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a unique world tour spanning six continents. The inflight concert...
19
Jun
2013
Mr Hartman will be succeeding Tom Enders, who served as chairman of ACARE in his capacity as CEO of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).Since 2001, ACARE has maintained a Europe-w...
19
Jun
2013
The A350-900 will be equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, the only engine offered for this aircraft by the manufacturer. With the latest technology, the Trent XWB engine will significantly con...
19
Jun
2013
After checking in for a flight via KLM’s mobile app, the traveler is offered to store his or her e-boarding pass in Passbook. On the flight date the boarding pass automatically pops-up on the ho...
17
Jun
2013
The codeshare agreement enables Air France to market flights under AF flight numbers to key Indian cities beyond Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. Customers travelling from Europe to India will now be able...
17
Jun
2013
Over 3 million miles up for grabsThe principle of the game is simple: explore the world to track down Mr Miles, the “biggest traveller of all times”, by discovering clues on Twitter and re...
07
Jun
2013
PassengerDuring May 2013, the passenger business recorded a 4.7% increase in traffic for capacity up by 3.5%, driven by a base effect (1.4% reduction in capacity during May 2012). The load factor stoo...
29
May
2013
Today Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate their first inflight connectivity flights with Wi-Fi on board. The new service will allow customers to remain connected with the world by bei...
22
May
2013
The agreement enables KLM to market under KLM flight numbers flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport and Amsterdam, and flights between Izmir and Amsterdam, for connections to any o...
21
May
2013
The daily service, operated by a two cabin Airbus A330-200 and configured to carry 262 passengers with 22 in Pearl Business Class and 240 in Coral Economy Class, was launched on Wednesday 15 May and c...
17
May
2013
The Global Meetings product is free to use and has been designed to simplify the process of organizing travel to international meetings, conventions and conferences. To qualify, the event must have 50...
14
May
2013
PassengerThe April 2013 passenger business recorded a 2.3% rise in traffic for capacity up by 2.9% on the back of the opening of new long-haul routes. The load factor stood at 82.8% (-0.4 points). The...
13
May
2013
Customers can approach KLM’s social media network — twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week — with questions about issues such as seat selection, rebooking, cancellation, or reser...
03
May
2013
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, met on May 2nd 2013 to examine the accounts for the first quarter of 2013. In a persistently tough economic environment, ...
26
Apr
2013
The Palace on Dam Square was built in the 17th century and was originally intended as a city hall to house Amsterdam entire municipal and judicial bodies. They moved into the City Hall in 1655, even t...
26
Apr
2013
Mr Hartman has always stated that he is in favour of developing new forms of joint ventures. The reason being that joint ventures developed in the 1980s are no longer suitable under current circumstan...
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Apr
2013
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Apr
2013
During the course of 2013, numerous Amsterdam sites and organisations will mark historic milestones. The city will be celebrating these events in style, uniting local residents and tourists alike. Jub...
10
Apr
2013
The campaign, launched on www.klm.com/space offers participants the chance to win a real spaceflight and showcases KLM’s pioneering spirit and highlights the entrepreneurial characteristics of K...
09
Apr
2013
March 2013 was impacted by adverse weather conditions which significantly disrupted operations in Paris for two days. Elsewhere, the early timing of Easter (which fell in April in 2012) underpinned le...
05
Apr
2013
Manston Kent, an alternative for London On Tuesday, 2 April, a Fokker 70 set off to Manston Kent Airport in the United Kingdom. KLM will operate twice-daily service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol...
25
Mar
2013
“When we were asked by the Board of Directors to assume our current executive positions in October 2011, we had a twofold objective,” they declared.  “This was to put Air Franc...
19
Mar
2013
Cabin Interior KLM has teamed up with Dutch top designer Hella Jongerius to introduce a brand-new atmosphere, furnishings and style in World Business Class. The guiding principle is the customer&rsqu...
12
Mar
2013
February 2013 comprised a day less than February 2012 (leap year), leading to a negative impact of around 3.4%, which offsets the positive comparison effect due to industrial action at Air France in ...
08
Mar
2013
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines starts weekly flights from John F. Kennedy Airport to Schiphol using sustainable biofuel. Flight KL642 is operated by a Boeing 777-200 every Thursday. This is the result of a...
06
Mar
2013
KLM In the summer of 2013, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans capacity to grow by 3.3% on long-haul flights by using its fleet more efficiently by deploying newer aircraft, year-on-year. KLM plans capaci...
01
Mar
2013
KLM has worked with established names in the Dutch design and culinary worlds for many years. In so doing, KLM emphasises its Dutch roots. The photographs and video of the Sky High Exhibition can be ...
22
Feb
2013
Full Year  - Revenues up 5.2% to 25.63 billion euros (+2.5% ex currency) - Increase of 890 million euros in fuel bill - Reduction in operating loss (-300 million euros versus -353 mill...
20
Feb
2013
Peter Hartman will retain his seat on the AIR FRANCE KLM Board of Directors and, in this capacity, will continue to be closely involved in the development of AIR FRANCE KLM....
13
Feb
2013
Additionally, KLM will be separating baggage from the ticket price. This means that with effect from 22 April 2013, passengers in economy class will pay €15 for one piece of hold baggage per fli...
07
Feb
2013
Passenger business January 2013 was perturbed by adverse weather conditions at CDG which led Air France, at the request of the authorities, to reduce capacity by 40% during two days. This reduction i...
01
Feb
2013
SkyTeam added 77 new cities to its worldwide network last year, thanks to four new members joining the alliance in 2012. SkyTeam’s 1,000 destinations now include exciting locations such as: Ush...
08
Jan
2013
Passenger December 2012 was perturbed by severe weather conditions, notably in North America. As a result, traffic was stable for a 0.4% reduction in capacity. The load factor stood at 81.8% (+0.3 po...
2012
20
Dec
2012
The predicate “Royal” The Royal Airline Company for the Netherlands & Colonies was established on 7 October 1919. After the Second World War, the airline’s name was changed to K...
10
Dec
2012
Amsterdam and KLM are two solid brands, and are inextricably linked. All these special celebrations illustrate Amsterdam’s rich history, and all serve to link the city’s past, present, an...
09
Dec
2012
Available via SkyTeam’s Facebook page, the game gives globetrotters 30 seconds to correctly guess a series of three-letter airport codes that are served by SkyTeam.  Scores can then be pos...
08
Dec
2012
The closer collaboration refers to code-sharing for flights between Singapore and Denpasar. KLM and Garuda also plan to cooperate more intensively in the maintenance of aircraft components. By code-s...
07
Dec
2012
Passenger business November 2012 saw traffic rise by 2.2% for capacity up by 0.3%, leading to a 1.5 point gain in load factor to 81.2%. The number of passengers stood at 6.0 million (+2.3%). Unit rev...
23
Nov
2012
The partnership between the two airlines, initiated as an interline agreement in July 2011, has been successful and therefore warrants closer cooperation in the form of code-sharing. The agreement wa...
21
Nov
2012
China’s sixth largest carrier, Xiamen Airlines is also one of the world’s most profitable, having posted positive financial results for 26 consecutive years. The airline flies more than 1...
12
Nov
2012
Fu Hu spent some time in the animal hotel at Schiphol, where he received professional attention to prepare him for the ten-hour flight to China. He was transported in a specially designed cage that c...
08
Nov
2012
Passenger business October 2012 was marked by a decline in business traffic in the French market. Traffic was down by 2.0% for capacity down 0.6%. The load factor gave up 1.2 points to 82.7%. The num...
08
Nov
2012
Despite the disruption caused by repeated air traffic control strikes in France, the passenger and cargo activities maintained the positive trend seen over the past few months with a further rise in ...
05
Nov
2012
KLM has a long tradition of serving its World Business Class passengers meals created by leading Dutch chefs. This is one way KLM invests in its inflight service, by teaming up with top chefs and som...
02
Nov
2012
With the addition of Ålesund the total number of Norwegian KLM destinations comes to seven. “KLM started flying to Norway 73 years ago. Today we are the number 1 foreign carrier. Adding &...
02
Nov
2012
China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines merged in February 2009. In June 2010 China Eastern signed an agreement to join SkyTeam. As a result, both Shanghai-based airlines are scheduled to join SkyTeam in...
31
Oct
2012
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, met on 30th October to examine the accounts for third quarter 2012.  The group realised a satisfactory third quarter acr...
29
Oct
2012
As the first European carrier, KLM operates service from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Harare International Airport. three times a week. Harare is served in combination with Lusaka, Zambia....
22
Oct
2012
KLM customers can now book an Economy Comfort product on flights within Europe departing December 1 onwards. KLM offers Economy Comfort on flights operated with Boeing 737 aircraft. KLM is currently ...
18
Oct
2012
Fukuoka is the third destination of KLM in Japan, after Tokyo and Osaka. With this new route KLM offers a total of 21 weekly frequencies to Japan in the summer of 2013. This additional destination in...
15
Oct
2012
Customers can use these social media channels twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for questions such as selecting a seat, rebooking a ticket, cancelling a reservation or making extra baggage r...
08
Oct
2012
The “Royal Airline Company for the Netherlands and Colonies” (KLM) was founded on October 7, 1919. That means KLM celebrates its 93rd anniversary this year, making it the world’s ol...
08
Oct
2012
On the routes between Europe and Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways customers will be able to fly on the Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi, 5 times per week,  flights will be operated by KLM. Air France customers...
05
Oct
2012
Passenger business In September 2012, traffic rose by 0.9% for capacity up by 0.8%. The load factor therefore remained stable at 85.2% (+0.1 point). The number of passengers amounted to 6.91 million ...
01
Oct
2012
KLM has been committed to sustainable air transport for quite some time and works in close cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature in the Netherlands (WNF) to achieve its aims. KLM is a trend...
01
Oct
2012
KLM Having launched service to Lusaka and Luanda in the spring of 2012, and with the launch of service to Harare in October 2012, KLM’s winter schedule offers passengers three new intercontinen...
28
Sep
2012
Dutch meals from our own soil and sea The meals KLM is serving on intercontinental flights in World Business Class (WBC) from Amsterdam during the festival are made from all kinds of ingredients pro...
25
Sep
2012
Paradigm shift in electricity generation Ampyx Power is developing a novel wind energy technology that will be capable of realizing a paradigm shift in the electricity generation sector. Its product,...
17
Sep
2012
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has once again ranked Air France-KLM air transpo...
15
Sep
2012
This special group of holidaymakers will fly there and back in a single day and will, among other things, visit the Oceanographic, Europe’s largest aquarium. The trip is a welcome diversion for...
07
Sep
2012
In order to facilitate year on year comparison, passenger data has been restated to include the business of Martinair. Passenger business In August 2012, traffic rose by 0.6% for capacity up by 0.6%....
07
Sep
2012
In line with their overall plan to integrate social into their business model, the press department took a closer at how KLM presented its corporate communications online. Maintaining brand awareness...
03
Sep
2012
Fans and followers of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Facebook and Twitter can now reach KLM in Portuguese 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ‘Our strategy is to rapidly expand the number of langua...
31
Aug
2012
The Story — A Journey of Inspiration Together with uncle pilot, miffy travels to a variety of KLM destinations over the course of sixty days. The first destination is Amsterdam followed by Rome...
31
Aug
2012
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomed Aerolíneas Argentinas as its 18th member. The national airline of Argentina – South America’s second largest economy - Aerol&ia...
30
Jul
2012
FIRST HALF 5.2% rise in revenues to 12.1 billion euros Fuel bill up 469 million euros Reduction in net debt close to 300 million euros TRANSFORM 2015 PLAN Roll out in line with initial calend...
23
Jul
2012
Amstelveen | 23 July 2012 “KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. This year we launched service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia, and in 2011 we began serving Kigali in Rwanda. ...
16
Jul
2012
By adding Japanese, KLM is now offering its social media service in five languages.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week customers can ask their questions on Facebook and Twitter in Engli...
06
Jul
2012
In order to facilitate year on year comparison passenger data has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair. Passenger business The passenger business recorded a rise in traffic o...
06
Jul
2012
In the early days of internet a website without Comic Sans was hardly to imagine, but this has been changed. It’s already the fourth time that 3FM takes the initiative for Comic Sans Day, to ge...
28
Jun
2012
From its home base in Beirut, MEA flies to 30 international destinations throughout Africa, the Middle East and Europe. MEA’s membership of SkyTeam makes it easier for customers to travel to an...
20
Jun
2012
Even more seats available for award tickets Air France KLM now offers an additional number of seats on flights serving its European* network with access to one new fare class in Business and two new ...
19
Jun
2012
With this flight, KLM is further expanding its pioneering role in the development of sustainable biofuels. KLM has been working with the World Wide Fund for Nature The Netherlands (WWF-NL) since 2007...
18
Jun
2012
About KLM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. ...
14
Jun
2012
Upload awesome and inspiring travel photos to http://klmcalendar.klm.com  and share them with friends via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+, asking them to vote. The campaign run...
11
Jun
2012
Browsing the web or watching a live broadcast during your flight will become a reality on board Air France and KLM flights. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the two airlines are launching a jo...
11
Jun
2012
Browsing the web or watching a live broadcast during your flight will become a reality on board Air France and KLM flights. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the two airlines are launching a jo...
07
Jun
2012
Passenger business Passenger traffic was stable (-0.2%) for capacity down 1.4%. The load factor improved by one point to 80.8%. The number of passengers stood at 6.55 million (-0.8%). In France, May ...
31
May
2012
Earlier this year, KLM introduced Meet & Seat, becoming the first airline to integrate social networks and flight data. KLM has now supplemented this “social seating” service with a T...
30
May
2012
Now, in addition to English, Dutch and Spanish, KLM offers service in German on Facebook and Twitter — twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Customers can use these social media channels ...
29
May
2012
From its hubs in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, Saudia operates a comprehensive network throughout the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian Subcontinent and Northern Africa. Saudia adds 51 new destinations to S...
29
May
2012
The Embraer 190 is also deployed by Régional, Air France’s regional subsidiary. The E190 can carry up to 100 passengers and offers a spacious and comfortable 2-2 seat configuration. Owin...
25
May
2012
KLM approached these celebrities because they are Dutch trendsetters and pioneers in their respective fields, which can also be said of KLM. The online conversations with the six Dutch icons will rev...
15
May
2012
The Zambian capital, Lusaka, constitutes KLM’s 72nd intercontinental destination. KLM will fly to Lusaka three times a week. It is KLM’s 14th destination in Africa. Zambia’s mining ...
01
May
2012
”KLM is delighted that it can once again offer its customers direct flights to and from this important business and leisure destination this summer,” said KLM President & CEO KLM Pete...
25
Apr
2012
Together with its Facebook fans, KLM assessed the entrees. Silvie Buenen, Tom van der Pijl and Agnes Loonstra produced the winning designs. Soon the three winners will board a KLM flight where they w...
12
Apr
2012
By cooperating in this unique manner with Hella Jongerius, KLM intends to create an entirely new Business Class look & feel. In addition to designing the interior, Hella Jongerius will shape the ...
10
Apr
2012
In order to facilitate year on year comparisons passenger data has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair. Activity in March benefited from a favourable comparison basis due to ...
31
Mar
2012
KLM and Kenya Airways entered into a joint venture in 1995. The partnership was extended to the Amsterdam-Nairobi route in 1997. Africa is an important market for KLM. “KLM is proud of its long...
27
Mar
2012
To commemorate this inaugural flight the fossilised bones of a Mosasaur that was unearthed in Angola are aboard. The skeleton was treated and a mould was made in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The orig...
26
Mar
2012
SkyPriority makes SkyTeam’s priority services consistent and easy to recognise for passengers flying with any SkyTeam airline. Over the coming months, SkyPriority will launch at all of KLM and ...
20
Mar
2012
“This serves to strengthen Schiphol's position as a mainport, optimizing connections with the Eastern Europe growth market,” said KLM’s COO Pieter Elbers. “What is more, K...
07
Mar
2012
To facilitate year on year comparisons, passenger data since November 2011 has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair. February activity was affected by strike action at Air Fra...
02
Mar
2012
KLM launched Meet & Seat on 3 February, making it the first airline to integrate social networking in its regular flight process. Passengers with a reservation can easily see who else will be on ...
02
Mar
2012
OBJECTIVE FOR FULL YEAR OPERATING INCOME REVISED UP The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, met on 17th November 2010 to examine the accounts for the First Half of F...
22
Feb
2012
KLM service schedule at a glance In light of the current difficult economic circumstances and high fuel costs, KLM's service capacity during the summer season, which commences on 25 March, will r...
21
Feb
2012
Trade between China and Africa is growing rapidly, and KLM and Kenya Airways are responding by extending their joint venture. The combination of KLM’s strong position in China and Kenya Airway&...
21
Feb
2012
The purpose of this series of flights is to demonstrate that it is possible to mix sustainable biofuel on a serie of scheduled flights. Herewith, KLM wants to stimulate the developments in the field ...
10
Feb
2012
By increasing capacity, KLM will better meet higher seasonal demand on this route in the summer. Flights will be operated with Boeing 747-400 aircraft. In addition to the existing KL713/714 flights o...
08
Feb
2012
The departure dates concerned include the day of the tour itself, as well as the day before or the day after. Customers can rebook for free by registering on KLM’s Facebook page, sending a twee...
07
Feb
2012
In order to facilitate year on year comparisons passenger data since November 2011 has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair. Passenger business January passenger activity rem...
03
Feb
2012
Erik Varwijk, Managing Director KLM: “With Meet & Seat, KLM takes social networking a step forward. This new service connects passengers and aims to give them a more inspirational journey.&...
02
Feb
2012
Adding Spanish in addition to the existing English and Dutch services, was prompted by the fact that around 329 million people in 21 countries speak Spanish, making it the third most widely spoken la...
31
Jan
2012
Vanaf 1 februari start KLM op intercontinentale routes weer met de verkoop van drank en tabakswaren aan boord. Paul Elich, Executive Vice President KLM Inflight Services: “KLM past het aanbod v...
12
Jan
2012
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today announced the introduction of SkyPriority, a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to Elite Plus, First and Business Class cust...
09
Jan
2012
In order to facilitate year-on-year comparisons, passenger traffic data since November 2011 is restated to include the business of Martinair. Passenger business Activity in December 2010 was affected...
2011
23
Dec
2011
In his new position he will be responsible for maintenance of the KLM fleet, part of the Air France fleet and all third parties served by Air France and KLM. He will head a team of around 5,500 emplo...
15
Dec
2011
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has unveiled its brand new check-in co-located area at Terminal 2 Beijing Capital International Airport.  The new facility brings together Air France, Aerof...
14
Dec
2011
Within the free iPhone app users can choose from one of the seven fun themes, and select their best pictures and videos taken during their journey. KLM Passport then turns these experiences into a mo...
07
Dec
2011
Passenger business In order to facilitate comparisons from one year to another, data for the passenger division for last year are restated as from this month to include the passenger business of Mart...
28
Nov
2011
Every month a member airline provides a prize for the tip with the most votes on the SkyTeam Facebook page. December’s prize is offered by China Southern: two winners will each receive two roun...
28
Nov
2011
Peter Goossens’ restaurant Hof van Cleve has three Michelin stars. Goossens was also ranked 15th in the world’s top 50 restaurants in 2011. “KLM is continuing to work with top chefs...
23
Nov
2011
KLM will serve Lusaka three times a week using an Airbus A330-200. The aircraft has space for 243 passengers, 30 in World Business Class and 213 in Economy Class. Starting 15 May 2012, flight KL561 w...
10
Nov
2011
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, met on 9th November 2011 to examine the accounts for the half-year April-September 2011. Jean-Cyril Spinetta made the followi...
02
Nov
2011
KLM now operates 24 flights to and from destinations in Central America, and 28 flights to and from destinations in South America. Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Havana/Punta Cana are also served ...
30
Oct
2011
The flights to Basel and Mulhouse will depart daily at 10:00 hours from Amsterdam, arriving at 11:25 hours in Basel/Mulhouse. The flight returns at 12:05 hours, arriving in Amsterdam at 13:35 hours. ...
28
Oct
2011
Sustainable biofuels Using biokerosene is a necessity if aviation is to become more sustainable. Industry-wide fuel efficiency will also contribute enormously. KLM has been working towards developing...
17
Oct
2011
The aim is to improve the group's operating and financial performance in a context of economic uncertainties affecting the European air traffic, as well as the position of Air France in respect o...
13
Oct
2011
On KLM.com, customers can find travel inspiration in KLM’s Destination Guide. As part of KLM’s multi channel strategy, the TripShake App now offers the option to explore future destinatio...
10
Oct
2011
Passenger business Traffic progressed by 9.3% for capacity up by 7.5%, leading to an improvement in load factor of 1.5 points  to 85.2%. Capacity grew by only 5.2% taking into account the impact...
07
Oct
2011
No. 92 is the latest in KLM’s series of Delft Blue houses replicating noteworthy Dutch buildings. World Business Class passengers have been receiving the miniature houses filled with Bols on fl...
04
Oct
2011
Bidding procedure Amsterdam RAI and KLM will work closely together to draw large international events to Amsterdam. The joint venture involves around 25 bidding procedures for large international exh...
02
Oct
2011
KLM now operates 24 flights to and from destinations in Central America, and 28 flights to and from destinations in South America. Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Havana/Punta Cana are also served b...
29
Sep
2011
KLM This winter, starting October 30, KLM is adding five new intercontinental destinations and one European destination to its network. KLM is continuing the flight schedule structure that was introd...
29
Sep
2011
From its hub in Taipei, one of Asia’s strongest economies, China Airlines operates a diverse passenger and cargo network throughout the wider Asia pacific region, North America and Europe, with...
22
Sep
2011
KLM considers code sharing with WestJet as an important step in increasing the portfolio of flights and destinations it can offer via its four Canadian gateways. Pieter Elbers, Chief Operating Office...
19
Sep
2011
Live Reply involves the deployment of 450 KLM volunteers, working in three shifts, who will answer Tweets, Facebook posts, or Hyves ‘scraps’ using just 140 characters. It is just one more...
19
Sep
2011
Two versions of the Round the World planner have been developed. Both enable customers to build tailor made itineraries in compliance with SkyTeam’s Round the World fare products, terms and con...
16
Sep
2011
The Air France KLM Board of Directors, which met on 15 September, approved the Group’s order of 110 long-haul aircraft (50 firm orders and 60 options), still subject to the finalization of disc...
14
Sep
2011
Air France-KLM has been recognized air transport leader for 2011 in the field of corporate social responsibility for the seventh time in a row and confirmed in the two Dow Jones Sustainability Indexe...
08
Sep
2011
Luanda will be the fifth intercontinental destination to be opened up by KLM this winter aside from the previously announced scheduled services to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Havana and Punta Cana....
07
Sep
2011
Passenger business Traffic rose by 7.6% for capacity up by 6.1% leading to a 1.2 point rise in load factor to 85.7%. The group carried 6.8 million passengers (+4.7%). Unit revenue per available seat ...
07
Sep
2011
Passenger business Leisure traffic was slightly less dynamic than in August 2009 which had seen robust levels of activity. Traffic declined by 1.2% for capacity down by 0.9%.  The load factor re...
06
Sep
2011
Effective today, approximately 40 ground transport vehicles in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and KLM fleet are powered by 100% BioDiesel. Both parties are investing efforts in introducing more susta...
05
Aug
2011
Passenger business Traffic rose 6.9% for capacity up by 5.4%, leading to a 1.2 point rise in load factor to 87.3%. The group carried 7.3 million passengers (+6.0%). Ex-currency unit revenue per avail...
28
Jul
2011
The à la carte menu includes Healthy Japanese, a light Japanese meal; Bella Italia, featuring popular Italian dishes; an Indonesian rice table, featuring various traditional dishes and an excl...
27
Jul
2011
Activity impacted by crises in Japan, the Middle East and Africa Stable unit revenues Revenues up by 8.7% Reduction in unit cost (on a constant currency and fuel price basis) Reduction in l...
18
Jul
2011
Social media have become an integral part of KLM’s contact with customers. KLM has been active on Facebook and Twitter for some time, and recently joined Hyves, specifically for the Dutch marke...
07
Jul
2011
In June the group’s traffic continued to be affected by the events in Japan, Africa and the Middle East. Elsewhere, it was affected by calendar effects related to the long week ends of Ascensio...
22
Jun
2011
The flights will be operated on biofuel made from Used Cooking Oil. KLM is open to using different raw materials for the end product, as long as they meet a range of sustainability criteria, includin...
21
Jun
2011
China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines bring 32 new destinations to SkyTeam’s global network, including Chinese cities such as Jiayuguan, the pass of the famous Silk Road. New international destin...
15
Jun
2011
Rio is also an attractive destination for European tourists especially because of famously popular beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. Brazil will host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games wi...
02
Mar
2011
Revenues up 13.9% to 5.92 billion euros Operating result of 81 million euros, an improvement of 326 million euros year-on-year Free cash flow of 72 million euros   Nine months to December ...
28
Feb
2011
From its home base in Beirut, MEA flies to 30 international destinations throughout Africa, the Middle East and Europe. MEA’s membership of SkyTeam makes it easier for customers to travel to an...
16
Feb
2011
KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman: “With Buenos Aires as the 7th destination for KLM in Latin America, we reinforce our position in this strongly growing region. Latin America is of key imp...
15
Feb
2011
All statutory managing directors are part of the AIR FRANCE KLM GROUP Executive Committee. The new team of directors will begin on 1 April. President & CEO Peter Hartman: “I am proud of the...
09
Feb
2011
Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President KLM Commercial: “Extensive research among KLM business class passengers revealed a clear need for a better, more comfortable service to enable passengers ...
08
Feb
2011
Passenger business In January 2011 passenger traffic rose 4.8% with capacity up 3.3%, leading to a 1.1 point gain in the load factor to 79.2%. The number of passengers rose 6.7% to 5.4 million. Never...
07
Feb
2011
“For the first time in our history, KLM will make more than a half-million seats available to the Caribbean, annually,” said Peter Hartman, KLM’s CEO. “By performing this stro...
24
Jan
2011
De Groot has been a member of the Board of Managing Directors since 2007. “It’s time for a change”, he said. “I have had the privilege of working for this wonderful company, a...
24
Jan
2011
Every year, De Hoge Veluwe disposes several hundred used bicycles, which Air France-KLM Cargo bring to Kenya free of charge. The bicycles are delivered to Cycling out of Poverty, which passes them on...
19
Jan
2011
The SkyTeam iPhone App contains a variety of highly useful features for today’s traveler, including worldwide airline flight schedules, flight status, weather information with seven-day forecas...
10
Jan
2011
Passenger business Traffic rose by 2.0% in December with capacity up by 0.9% leading to a 0.9 point rise in the load factor to 80.6%. The number of passengers amounted to 5.4 millions, down 1.6% due ...
2010
22
Dec
2010
KLM and Malaysia Airlines will further strengthen the excellent collaboration they experienced over the past 11 years. The aim is to offer greater connectivity, better schedules and more choice for t...
20
Dec
2010
“This 7th destination in Greater China strengthens the KLM position in this fast growing market. From Europe KLM has the largest destination portfolio on Greater China (China, Hongkong and Taiw...
07
Dec
2010
Passenger business Passenger traffic rose 4.3% during November, with capacity up by 2.9%, leading to a load factor up 1.1 points to 79.1%. The number of passengers stood at 5.68 million, up 4.7%. Uni...
03
Dec
2010
"transavia.com is een fantastische airline met alle ingrediënten voor verder succes in de toekomst. Er is werk aan de winkel. Wij willen transavia.com scherp in de markt zetten. Ik kijk ern...
02
Dec
2010
The action was prompted by the American “Spring Break” which this year will coincide with the Ultra Music Festival from 25 to 27 March, in Miami. The bet was a simple one. If the initiato...
30
Nov
2010
The signing ceremony was held yesterday in Buenos Aires, under the patronage of the President of Argentina, Mrs. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. SkyTeam is actively working to strengthen its p...
25
Nov
2010
Pieter Elbers, Senior Vice President Network & Alliances at KLM: “Aalborg is an attractive destination for business travellers and tourists. It is an excellent new destination within the KL...
24
Nov
2010
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and a fast growing emerging market. SkyTeam is actively working to grow its presence in the region and Garuda is a very welcome addition to the alli...
22
Nov
2010
Jonnie Boer and his wife Thérèse own and operate Restaurant de Librije in Zwolle. Crowned with no less than three Michelin stars, their restaurant is ranked among the top fifty in the w...
31
Oct
2010
In cooperation with Air France, KLM will offer new destinations and more frequencies in Africa with effect from commencement of its new winter schedule today. Cooperation with partner Kenya Airways w...
28
Oct
2010
KLM will operate this service using MD-11 equipment. This aircraft seats 285 passengers – 24 in World Business Class, 38 in Economy Comfort Class and 223 in Economy Class. All seats are equippe...
22
Oct
2010
Increasing demand on the North Atlantic matched by additional capacity As a result of recovery in demand, KLM will increase capacity on the North Atlantic routes by 8%. Together with KLM’s Nort...
19
Oct
2010
SkyTeam is actively working to strengthen its presence in Latin America, a region with strong growth figures and a positive outlook for the future. Aerolíneas Argentinas, which is expected to ...
07
Oct
2010
KLM is celebrating its 91st anniversary today. The ‘Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en Koloniën’ (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) was founded on 7 October 1919. KLM is t...
07
Oct
2010
Passenger Traffic in September rose 1.8% for slightly reduced capacity (-0.5%), leading to a 1.9 point rise in load factor to 83.8%. The number of passengers rose to 6.3 million (+1.5%). Unit revenue...
01
Oct
2010
Dutch meals Passengers travelling in World Business Class (WBC) on KLM’s intercontinental flights operated out of Amsterdam will be treated to meals created by master chef Wilco Berends of the ...
24
Sep
2010
Air France and KLM have launched their new mobile websites: mobile.airfrance.com and KLM.com for mobile. Their respective free applications for iPhones are available via the iPhone App Store, and soo...
20
Sep
2010
“With this recognition which is an honour for us, Air France-KLM is illustrating its willingness to assume its social and environmental responsibilities. We will continue to be the benchmark fo...
20
Sep
2010
Headquartered in Taipei, China Airlines is the largest airline of Taiwan, home to one of the world’s most dynamic technology-driven economies that also possesses abundant tourism opportunities ...
20
Aug
2010
The Commission on Thursday issued a new statement renouncing earlier statements. The Commission confirmed that it had never served KLM with a formal reprimand.   The Commission also made it clea...
16
Aug
2010
SkyTeam 10th anniversary eZine available on skyteam.com To commemorate SkyTeam’s 10th anniversary in 2010, the alliance has published a special DECADES eZine. Customers can find facts and figur...
06
Aug
2010
Passenger business Traffic rose by 1.2% in July with stable capacity, leading to a 1.1 points increase in load factor to 86.2%. Passenger numbers amounted to 6.9 million. As in the previous two month...
12
Jul
2010
Air France, KLM and Martinair have entered into an agreement to settle damage claims brought against them in the United States alleging violations of the antitrust laws in connection with air cargo s...
09
Jul
2010
For the sixth year running, the Air France-KLM Group today published its annual sustainable development report presenting the Group’s strategy and actions aimed at: combating climate change, ...
08
Jul
2010
With the SkyTeam Round the World fare pass, customers need only one ticket to travel around the globe. All 13 member airlines participate in this offer and travelers can plan their trip through the e...
08
Jul
2010
The three new flights will be operated using Boeing 747-400 Combi equipment, seating 275 passengers and carrying 35 tonnes of cargo. From 4 November 2010, flight KL863 will depart from Schiphol at 13...
07
Jul
2010
Passenger business Traffic rose 4.7% in June for capacity up slightly, by 0.4%, leading to a 3.5 point increase in load factor to 83.8%. The number of passengers amounted to 6.5 million (+1.3%). Unit...
06
Jul
2010
Through the four-way joint venture, passengers have convenient access to the world’s largest trans-Atlantic network, which offers almost 250 flights and approximately 55,000 seats each day, now...
25
Jun
2010
The SkyTeam alliance brings TAROM important opportunities for its future growth by bringing access to a global network offering 898 destinations in 169 countries. Effective today, TAROM passengers ca...
24
Jun
2010
Budapest was previously served in codeshare with and operated by Malév Hungarian Airlines and from 29 October, KLM will be discontinuing its cooperation with Malév. KLM will operate its...
23
Jun
2010
The leaders of SkyTeam reflected on accomplishments of the last decade and outlined strategic focus areas for the next ten years and beyond. The members pledged to intensify cooperation and further d...
23
Jun
2010
Five flights a week will be offered to Kigali with an intermediate stopover in Entebbe. The flights will be operated using Airbus A330-200 equipment. This aircraft type offers seats for 243 passenger...
03
Jun
2010
Passenger business Traffic increased by 4.3% in May while capacity remained flat (+0.1%) enabling the load factor to gain 3.3 points to 80.6%. The group carried 6.2 million passengers (+1.6%). Unit r...
25
May
2010
Customers will be able to choose from meals including a healthy Japanese meal; an Indonesian rice table; a Bella Italia meal, Italian dishes, and a Sustainable dining meal of sustainable, organic chi...
20
May
2010
FULL YEAR RESULTS REFLECT IMPACT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS 15% drop in revenues Negative impact of 637 million euros due to fuel hedges Operating loss of 1.28 billion euros  Outlook for FY 2010-...
10
May
2010
Passenger business Activity during the month saw three phases. Up until the ash crisis, traffic continued the positive trend of the previous month, with a 1.1% rise for capacity down by 1,4%. Unit re...
23
Apr
2010
To ensure that the very last stranded KLM passengers are also brought home as soon as possible, KLM The Netherlands launched a special campaign on Friday, 23 April. The campaign will run via www.klm....
22
Apr
2010
This is possible through cooperation with SkyTeam partners. KLM will also adjust its network in such a way that aircraft types offering maximum capacity are deployed on routes that have the most stra...
21
Apr
2010
Several restrictions still apply to the flight schedule for Europe. A number of airports are still closed and flights are restricted to daytime hours at others. KLM expects to achieve a great deal to...
21
Apr
2010
Peter Hartman, KLM President & CEO: “We are pulling out all the stops to help our passengers. It’s great news that we can use social media towards this end. KLM is ahead of the pack.&...
20
Apr
2010
On Tuesday more than half of all European KLM flights will be operated and KLM is expecting this to increase in the days ahead. The aim is to operate according to the flight schedule as soon as possi...
19
Apr
2010
The first two flights carried no passengers but transported cargo and flight crews. Dutch authorities have permitted KLM to fly only on these routes. Passengers are advised not to go to Schiphol Airp...
19
Apr
2010
The flight from Curaçao will depart at 16:00 hrs Dutch time operating a Boeing 747. The flight from Paramaribo, an MD-11, will depart at 20:00 hrs Dutch time. “We will transport as many ...
19
Apr
2010
From camp bed to KLM chair: Passengers in transfer area are first to get on KLM flights to Shanghai, Dubai and New York.’ Planning is to have the first airplane depart around 20.00 hours local ...
18
Apr
2010
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated two commercial flights to the Far East on Sunday evening. There were no passengers on board these flights, which both carried cargo and the regular crew complement. ...
18
Apr
2010
KLM previously operated a test flight in Dutch airspace on Saturday evening, 17 April. The results of subsequent technical inspections revealed that the flight had encountered no problems whatsoever....
18
Apr
2010
The first flight departed from Düsseldorf, Germany, at around 06.30 hrs on Sunday morning. The aircraft had no passengers on board, but was staffed by a 20-strong crew. The crew on board will fl...
18
Apr
2010
The aircraft was transferred to a hangar on landing where it underwent a thorough inspection. The results have been reported to the Transport and Water Management Inspectorate. The Inspectorate will ...
16
Apr
2010
“China Eastern was the only major Chinese carrier that had not yet joined an alliance,” said Peter Hartman. “This makes their decision to join SkyTeam even more significant. The acc...
14
Apr
2010
The new uniform has a feminine cut, with a modern, fresh and confident look. “It’s great to see the wonderful outfit that has been created. I hope it will be worn with pride,” says ...
09
Apr
2010
Passenger business Traffic increased by 4.7% in March while capacity was reduced by 1.9%, enabling the load factor to rise by 5.0 points to 80.5%. All networks saw an increase in traffic and load fac...
01
Apr
2010
Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo has accumulated a wealth of experience when it comes to transporting special cargo. From St Petersburg, the painting was supervised by various Dutch and Russian guests incl...
30
Mar
2010
The Fokker 50 has been phased out as part of KLM’s fleet renewal program. The airline has invested extensively in renewal to improve operational stability, reduce operating costs and ensure low...
22
Mar
2010
"KLM is proud to add this 63th intercontinental destination to its network. With this sixth scheduled service to China, we now offer no fewer than 36 weekly services to this growing market. KLM ...
10
Mar
2010
Before, two different rules existed depending on the destination (piece concept or weight concept). From now on, only the piece concept will be used for all tickets issued as from 28 March 2010. Thes...
08
Mar
2010
Passenger business Activity in February was affected by adverse weather conditions as well as four days of strikes by French Air Traffic controllers. The impact of these factors on revenues is estima...
03
Mar
2010
Maintaining and further optimizing connectivity to European destinations The summer schedule continues the optimized connectivity that was successfully introduced in the current winter season, shorte...
12
Feb
2010
Passenger business Traffic declined 1.6% in January with capacity reduced by 3.4%, leading to a 1.4 improvement in the load factor to 78.0%. The group carried a total of 5.1 million passengers (-3.2%...
01
Feb
2010
KLM discontinued scheduled service to Aruba on 29 March 2009. “This has proved to be a popular destination among customers,” said KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman. “The KLM ser...
11
Jan
2010
Passenger business December’s decline in traffic (-4.6%) was more limited than the reduction in capacity (-5.5%). The load factor therefore gained 0.8 points to 79.7%. The group carried 5.5 mil...
2009
23
Dec
2009
KLM suspended this service on 29 March 2009. In response to growing demand on this route, KLM has decided to resume flights between Amsterdam and Aruba. The service will be operated using Boeing 747-...
17
Dec
2009
The Inflight E-Reader allows passengers to read newspapers, magazines and books in their own language. According to the panel of judges this innovative concept reflects the ambition to make air trans...
08
Dec
2009
Passenger business November saw a 3.2% decline in traffic, in line with the reduction in capacity of 2.9%. The load factor was almost stable at 78.0% (-0.2 points). The group carried 5.4 million pass...
07
Dec
2009
Bali is a popular destination among Dutch holidaymakers. This was reaffirmed when KLM announced in October that it would resume direct services to Bali. In less than two months, more than 17,000 seat...
07
Dec
2009
A seat in the new Economy Comfort zone offers passengers up to 10 cm more legroom and allows them to recline twice as far as a standard seat. Economy Comfort passengers will also be able to disembark...
23
Nov
2009
KLM founded SkyEnergy together with North Sea Petroleum and Spring Associates. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will advise the consortium in relation to ecological aspects. The development of bi...
19
Nov
2009
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, convened on 18th November 2009 to examine the accounts for the First Half of Financial Year 2009-10. Commenting on the activi...
09
Nov
2009
Passenger business In October, traffic once again declined less than capacity (-4.1% and -5.6% respectively) leading to a 1.3 point improvement in load factor to 82.5%. All the networks, apart from A...
04
Nov
2009
“This is an important step on the road to completely sustainable aviation,” said KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman. “KLM has joined forces with its partners to vigorously stimul...
26
Oct
2009
KLM and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have for years been investing in improvements to the flight experience, both in the air and on the ground. Many sustainability initiatives have also already been im...
10
Oct
2009
“If more freight capacity to the stricken region is required, we will see what we can do,” said Mr. Hartman....
09
Oct
2009
The ERA Award has been in existence since 1991 and has grown to be a widely recognized commendation within the sector. In its report, the ERA wrote that KLM Cityhopper has performed especially well i...
07
Oct
2009
Passenger business As in the previous two months, September saw a drop in traffic (-3.7%) below the reduction in capacity (-4.9%)  leading  to  a  one point  improvement ...
07
Oct
2009
KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman spoke about the future at a symposium at the National Aerospace Laboratory this morning. The main changes he foresees in the short term involve the development a...
07
Oct
2009
KLM has been presenting the Delft Blue houses to passengers on its flights since the 1950s. The houses are all replicas of historic Dutch buildings. Since 1994, the number of houses in the collection...
02
Oct
2009
The flight to Denpasar, with an intermediate landing in Singapore, will be operated with a Boeing 777-300. The aircraft can carry up to 425 passengers; 35 in World Business Class and 390 in Economy C...