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KLM prepares for winter schedule

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, KLM’s winter schedule will be a lot more restricted than it was in the same period last year. The timetable for the European network in November is currently around 55% of capacity in 2019. KLM was gradually and responsibly expanding its European and intercontinental network, after the corona crisis had prompted severe restrictions on destinations and frequen...

EU Commission approves Dutch plans to provide €3.4 billion in urgent liquidity support to KLM

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3.4 billion Dutch aid measure consisting of a State guarantee on loans and a subordinated State loan to KLM to provide urgent liquidity to the company in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The measures were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020. Executive Vice-Pres...

KLM: gradual and careful restoration of European network and face masks compulsory on board

The strongly reduced European network is configured to connect with as many flights as possible in the intercontinental network. Routes will gradually be reopened, but may change weekly, depending on measures being taken by the authorities at the destinations. KLM's target for May is the resumption of 15% of its flights, compared to the period before the Covid-19 outbreak. A considerable nu...

A record number of passengers carried by KLM in 2019

KLM welcomed a record number of 35.1 million passengers on board in 2019. This represents an increase of 2.7% in comparison with 2018. This level of growth generated a passenger load factor of 89.4% for the year as a whole, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2018. Growth was especially prominent for our destinations in Europe, in North, Central and South America and in A...

KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing. The order was previously announced as a Letter of Intent for 15 firm orders with 20 purchase rights at the Paris Air Show earlier this year. With all purchase rights exercis...

KLM Orders Two Boeing 777 Jets

New purchase, valued at $751 million at current list prices,will grow KLM's 777 fleet to over 30 airplanes, increasing network flexibility. "KLM is one of the world's leading network carriers and an aviation pioneer and we are delighted the airline has once again selected the Boeing 777-300ER to strengthen its long-haul fleet for the future," said Ihssane Mounir...

KLM Returns to London City Airport for the first time in almost 8 years

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing at 07:20 this morning. The first flight from Airport Amsterdam Schiphol received a festive welcome at London City Airport with the aircraft flying Dutch and UK colours as it taxied to the arrival gate. On board were Boet Krieken, Managing Director,&n...

Seven new KLM destinations in Europe

On commencement of the 2017 summer schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its network to include seven new European destinations, three of which at the peak of the summer season. The KLM network will be expanded by new daily flights to Gdansk (Poland), Graz (Austria), Porto (Portugal) and Malaga (Spain). The three new seasonal destinations of Split (Croatia), Cagliari a...