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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...

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."...