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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...

KLM to recruit new cabin and cockpit crew

In the first six months of 2017, KLM intends to take on 400 new cabin attendants (incl. 100 for KLMCityhopper) and 100 new pilots. KLM has managed to achieve a great deal in recent years in terms of cutting costs. Simultaneously, the network has been expanded to include new destinations and older aircraft have been replaced by newer types in a rigorous programme of fleet r...

Pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow airport as he prepares to take off with 128 aboard

The pilot of a plane carrying 128 people suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow airport. The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenger. Firefighters from Glasgow airport helped take the Dutch pilot off the plane, where he was met by ambulance cr...

KLM suspends service to Cairo

For economic reasons, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to temporarily suspend flights to Cairo effective 8 January 2017. The devaluation of the Egyptian pound and the decision of the Central Bank of Egypt to impose restrictions on the transfer of foreign currency out of Egypt have a negative impact on results of KLM. The final flight to Cairo (for the foreseeable future) will...

KLM welcomes new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Embraer 175

KLM’s seventh Boeing 787 Dreamliner is called “Jasmine”. Jasmine is a blooming creeper with innumerable white flowers, which give off an intoxicating scent. The plant originates from South Asia. There are numerous species, including the Arabian jasmine and star jasmine. All of KLM’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners are named after flowers or blooming plants, including the Sunflower, Carnation, Bou...

KLM to launch service to Dublin

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its medium haul network with flights to Dublin. On commencement of its new winter schedule, October 30, KLM will operate a twice-daily service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Dublin. Dublin will be the first destination in Ireland and the 78th European destination that is operated directly by KLM from Amsterdam. For transfer pass...

#Orangepride: KLM’s unique orange aircraft to promote the Netherlands

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its unique orange-coloured Boeing 777-300. The well-known KLM Blue is being combined with orange highlights. The transition between the two colours features aspects of the Dutch flag. The combination emphasises KLM’s Dutch roots and pride in the national colour of the Netherlands. The introduction of the special aircraft was partly prompted by a social...