KLM and InselAir To Initiate Code-Sharing
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and InselAir will consolidate their cooperation with a code-sharing agreement. This will offer customers greater comfort and options, enabling them to travel to destinations served by the two partners without having to re-check luggage during the intermediate landing. In addition, flight schedules will be closely coordinated so that travel time is minimised. Passengers can book and travel via the new code-sharing agreement as of 1 December this year.
The consolidation and expansion of cooperation between KLM and InselAir enables us to establish better connections to Caribbean destinations through Curacao.
For quite some time, there has been a growing demand within our Pan-American network, spanning destinations in the Caribbean and South America, for services to Europe and the Far East. This agreement enables us to better accommodate this growing need and to offer passengers greater comfort and more destinations.
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 was recently signed in Amstelveen by Albert Kluyver, CEO of InselAir, and Pieter Elbers, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer van KLM.
According to InselAir CEO Albert Kluyver, the cooperative venture is of great value to both airlines.
During the coming months, KLM and InselAir will regularly inform passengers about the many options this code-sharing agreement has to offer now and in the future.
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.