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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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DC-3 Gier

In this week’s blog, I’d like to take you more than seventy years back in time to the days before the Second World War when it was common for Dutch families living in the Dutch East Indies to send their children to the Netherlands to be brought up in the ‘proper Dutch manner’. But as… read more »

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If you think of the Netherlands, you think of KLM , cheese, clogs, windmills and… tulips! Around 800,000 people a year visit Keukenhof, which is the largest bulb flower park in the world and, because of its millions of flowers, one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands. Maybe you’ve been there. If so,… read more »

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registratie uiver

As you probably know, all aircraft have a registration number. Dutch planes start with PH. But why PH? Is H for Holland and P for Plesman (Dutch aviation pioneer and the founder of KLM)? Or is it not that simple? It is not that simple! At a convention in Paris on 13 October 1919 it… read more »

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A330 opstijgen

This time in our ‘Aircraft’ series we are going to take a closer look at the Airbus A330. KLM has eleven A330-200s in its fleet. Three A330-300s will be added in the spring of 2012. The A330 is a unique plane; it has a beautiful design and uses less kerosene than other types of aircraft.… read more »

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Judith Stuijt met Dr. Ganda

A few months ago, she introduced herself in her blog with the above title. Judith Stuijt, passionate fundraiser at the VU University Medical Center. From an early age, Judith was determined to do her bit to make the world a better place. On Sunday 18 September she will head to Eldoret, Kenya. For four days… read more »

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How do you go about buying wines for more than 20 million passengers a year? The answer is you taste a lot of it! But, all kidding aside, tasting is what it’s all about. Buying wine for KLM is not an easy job, but what a job it is! – 4.5 million bottles of wine… read more »

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Pitts - Eugenie Kalshoven 2

Flying a Pitts Special, a light aerobatic biplane, is not easy, and since flying has traditionally been more a male thing, not many women in the Netherlands fly aerobatics (probably four, of whom I think only two are active). The Pitts is a taildragger aircraft, which means that it has a wheel under the tail… read more »