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#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...

KLM Debuts the 787-9 Dreamliner in its San Francisco Route

In the April 2016 issue of Airways, Andreas Spaeth wrote about Dutch carrier KLM’s (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij or Royal Dutch Airlines) introduction of the Boeing 787-9 into its fleet. Initial destinations served by the new aircraft included Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Rio de Janeiro, Osaka, Delhi, Hangzhou, Xiamen and Chengdu. And on May 4, San Francisco (SFO) was added...

San Francisco to Become KLM’s First U.S. Boeing 787 Destination

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate its Boeing 787-9 in a summer seasonal service from Amsterdam to San Francisco, starting from May 4. The seasonal service will be in addition to KLM’s daily scheduled flight operated by 747-400s, and it will mark the first deployment of the Dutch carrier of its 787-9s on a route to the United States. The new flight schedule will see flight KL609 lea...

KLM Launches New Biofuel Initiative with Embraer 190

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Thursday launched a series of some 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam with an Embraer 190. It plans to operate the remaining flights over the next five or six weeks, while Embraer conducts measurements to gauge the efficiency of biofuel compared with kerosene. The flights will depart from Oslo Airport, the first airport to supply biofuel directly from its hy...

KLM robot successfully guides passengers around airport

KLM says robotics will play as “increasingly important role in aviation”, following a trial at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. The airline started a project to introduce robots to help with ground operations three years ago, with a trial in place at its home airport from December last year. After the initial testing period, KLM reckons the robot (known as Spencer, for Social...

Passenger attacks co-pilot on KLM flight to Beijing

A passenger on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines "slightly wounded" the co-pilot on a flight from Amsterdam to Beijing on Sunday. Flight 897 was en route to Beijing when "a confused passenger locked himself in the toilets and inflicted slight wounds on himself," the airline said in a statement. "He then slightly wounded the co-pilot in one of the kitchens in the cabin."...

KLM Cityhopper's newest Embraer 190 lands at Schiphol

KLM Cityhopper’s newest Embraer 190 landed yesterday at Schiphol. The aircraft is the twenty-ninth Embraer 190 that KLM Cityhopper plans to deploy. “We are extremely pleased about the ongoing fleet modernisation, aiming to promote our growth and network development. We made the investment to serve European and international passengers flying with KLM and its...

KLM to launch service to Salt Lake City (USA) and Ibiza (Spain)

KLM’s network is developing progressively, offering more capacity and wonderful new destinations. Last week, KLM added five new European destinations, and we will also begin operating flights to Ibiza and Salt Lake City. These two new destinations will enable us to offer even better service to business and leisure travellers. Amsterdam – Salt Lake City, operated by KL...