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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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5 december Amerigo

Today, 5 December, we Dutch celebrate the name day of the biggest friend of children everywhere: Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas). The main reason why this elderly, rather serious man is so popular with children is that he spoils them to bits with presents! In mid-November, he arrives on his steamboat from his hometown somewhere in Spain.… read more »

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Zomerfoto KLM Campagne

In September, a new series of Holland’s Next Top Model kicked off at the hangar of KLM Engineering & Maintenance at Schiphol. The first pictures were taken against the background of the hangar and some aircraft, and the competitors were introduced to the viewers. Dutch models are doing well abroad and nowadays modelling is not… read more »

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a la carte indonesisch

Even though restaurants can sometimes be crowded, we like to eat out. To order our favourite dish in our favourite restaurant is something we can look forward to for days in advance. We enter our favourite eating-place, order something to drink and study the menu, hesitating about what to order, because we like almost everything.… read more »

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B737 platform

This time in our series ‘Aircraft’, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Boeing 737. KLM has fifty Boeing 737s in its fleet, four of which (one 737-300 and three 737-400s) have now been phased out. In fact, their last flights were last weekend. Work started on designing the Boeing 737 in November 1964… read more »

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Buenos Aires gekleurde huizen

After an absence of 10 years, KLM will resume scheduled services between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport on Monday 31 October. It’s about time we meet the capital and largest city of Argentina. After Brazil, Argentina is the second largest country in South America. It has great cultural diversity, as well as… read more »

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Kindervlucht part 2

Last week you could read how, in the autumn of 1939, with war looming, KLM was to reunite Hans van de Steenoven with his parents in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia today). This week we continue with Hans’ experiences on one of the special children’s flights operated by KLM to reunify families abroad: ‘Soon there… read more »