A new development phase for the Air France-KLM Group
On July 1, Air France-KLM marked a new phase in its development in establishing a common management team and integrated functions, managed at Group level.
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 and CEO.
Air France-KLM will develop the strategy for its three businesses (Passenger-Cargo-Maintenance) as part of an ongoing dialogue with the companies. The companies are responsible for strategy and operational implementation and the quality of customer service, with the Group's support.
This new phase will strengthen collaboration between Air France and KLM, based on transparent, effective and fair decision-making processes.
The Group’s Executive Committee is made up as follows:
- Group Chairman and CEO: Alexandre de Juniac
Air France and KLM representatives
- Air France Chairman and CEO: Frederic Gagey
- KLM President and CEO: Camiel Eurlings
- Air France COO: Alain Bassil
- KLM COO and KLM Deputy CEO: Pieter Elbers
- Executive Vice-President Commercial, Sales and Marketing: Patrick Alexandre
- Executive Vice-President Commercial Marketing: Pieter Bootsma
- Chief Financial Officier: Philippe Calavia
- Executive Vice-President Strategy - Passenger Business: Bram Gräber
- Executive Vice-President Human Resources: Wim Kooijman
- Executive Vice-President Information Technology: Jean-Christophe Lalanne
- Executive Vice-President Engineering and Maintenance: Franck Terner
- Executive Vice-President Cargo: Erik Varwijk
- Chief of staff, Group Executive Committee Secretary: Guy Zacklad
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. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.