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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. Too old for Armin? — April 14, 2014
  2. Could I take a couple more kilos? — April 10, 2014
  3. KLM’s greatest challenges during the NSS — March 31, 2014
  4. Mexico’s finest chicken in chilli sauce — March 28, 2014
  5. Crew fulfils wish for 95-year-old man — March 24, 2014

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posted by KLM at 08:00 comment View Comments

Part 4 : Roadmap and Strategy   KLM has been active in social media since late 2009. Ever since, people have been asking us about our social media strategy. In this fourth and final part of our blog series, we take a look at where we’re heading. 2009 was the year of orientation. In 2010… read more »

posted by KLM at 13:38 comment View Comments

Joost Kling (28 jaar) is eigenaar van EatDutchWaffles , een stroopwafelmerk gevestigd in Amerika en Nederland waarmee hij de wereld wil veroveren. Per 1 juli is het product verkrijgbaar op alle intercontinentale vluchten van KLM. Joost hoort tot een groep van tien wereldveroveraars die door KLM, het FD en BNR gevolgd worden in hun ondernemingsactiviteiten… read more »

posted by KLM at 15:56 comment View Comments

Vliegt u regelmatig voor de zaak? Ook binnen Europa? Dan bent u waarschijnlijk het liefst snel uit en thuis. Dat heb ik tenminste wel. Daarom wil ik u graag wijzen op iets nieuws voor ondernemers: KLM businessdeals. Dit zijn aantrekkelijke tarieven zonder minimale verblijfsduur op 25 belangrijke zakelijke bestemmingen in Europa. Flexibele tickets voor een… read more »

posted by KLM at 16:52 comment View Comments

‘Let’s take some pictures while we still can.’ This was the first thing I heard when I arrived at Gate C11, and it added to the slight feeling of excitement I already had. I joined the rest of the group that had been invited by KLM Germany to make this flight to Hamburg. Flying to… read more »

posted by KLM at 13:25 comment View Comments

We all have to make choices in life. Some are easy, some difficult, some interesting. For me personally, the most interesting choice I ever had to make was between a career as a physician and one as an airline pilot. The year was 1999, the last year of my medical studies and I still had… read more »

posted by KLM at 15:12 comment View Comments

De meivakantie staat weer voor de deur. Velen van ons zullen grote afstanden vliegen om de komende dagen met familie en vrienden door te brengen. De komende week zullen Amsterdam-Schiphol en Parijs-Charles de Gaulle volstromen met passagiers die het land verlaten of op doortocht zijn naar hun bestemming. Het is natuurlijk voor iedereen belangrijk dat… read more »

posted by KLM at 14:44 comment View Comments

I recently changed jobs within KLM. I went from operations to communications. One of the perks of being a social media editor is that doors open easily. Last week, together with two colleagues, I went on my first ‘field trip’ to the KLM Engine Shop, located at Schiphol Airport. The Director of Business Strategy, Eric… read more »