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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline 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 names and hubs — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identities — passenger transport, cargo, transport, 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 125 destinations. The KLM Group operates a modern fleet of 205 aircraft and employs over 34,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, which offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation. KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 898 destinations in more than 169 nations on six continents. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region around the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the Dutch economy.

Latest posts

  1. Taking Armin to New York — April 23, 2014
  2. Too old for Armin? — April 14, 2014
  3. Could I take a couple more kilos? — April 10, 2014
  4. KLM’s greatest challenges during the NSS — March 31, 2014
  5. Mexico’s finest chicken in chilli sauce — March 28, 2014

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posted by KLM at 15:56 comment View Comments

About a year ago we started with the development of a complete new app especially designed for iPads. We saw in our web analytics that more and more people were visiting the KLM website using their iPad. To better serve this growing group of tablet users the idea to create the KLM App for iPad… read more »

posted by KLM at 14:32 comment View Comments

The immense popularity of KLM Surprise, a campaign that saw KLM treating passengers to personalised gifts, got me thinking about ways we could do something similar for our passengers on a permanent basis. “Social gifting” is a concept that was highly popular for some time and entails giving each other gifts with the aid of… read more »

posted by KLM at 13:00 comment View Comments
19 december hand baggage

The holiday season is coming up again and many of us will be flying around the world to be with our loved ones. During the coming weeks,  our airport (Schiphol) and the other airports in our network will be crowded with passengers leaving the country or continuing on their way to the next destination. Of… read more »

posted by KLM at 15:48 comment View Comments

It was a cloudy day in the Netherlands. I was sitting in a conference room at KLM Head Office with a few social media colleagues, waiting for a meeting to start. We were discussing the @Sweden twitter account, which delegates a Swede to tweet about his/her country for one week. The tweets are genuine, open… read more »

posted by KLM at 09:51 comment View Comments

Vandaag om 16.00 uur staan twee tot in de puntjes afgetrainde teams tegenover elkaar. De ‘Blauwe Boys’ van KLM spelen op hun thuisbasis tegen Heren 11 van SC Woezik uit Wijchen. De aanleiding? Een sympathiek en origineel sponsorverzoek van de kant van Woezik. Die sponsoring kwam er niet, wel een luchtig duel op Amstelveens gras.… read more »

posted by KLM at 16:33 comment View Comments

Cabin attendant Martha almost lost her nerve as the camera zoomed in on her and Master Chef Richard Ekkebus, standing beside her trolley in the WBC aisle. ”Richard was so calm and professional, and such fun to be around that I immediately felt at ease doing my job,” said Martha. After all, it’s not every day… read more »

posted by KLM at 10:38 comment View Comments

Like a stranger in a strange country: that’s how the Dutchmen must have felt when they were living on the little artificial island of Dejima off the coast of Nagasaki in 1641. Since then, the city has swallowed up the little island but there are plans to separate it again and have it entirely surrounded… read more »