Tag: KLM

Suspected ground handler killed by jet engine at Schiphol Airport

Suspected ground handler killed by jet engine at Schiphol Airport

A person was killed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday evening after falling into an aircraft engine. The incident took place on a flight operated by KLM, the Netherlands' flag carrier. It is suspected the victim could be a ground handler who was pushing back the aircraft before it t...

Tough first quarter for KLM despite strong demand for tickets

The KLM Group posted first-quarter revenues of €2.7 billion against an operational loss of €290 million. Traditionally, the first quarter is low season for the airline industry. Costs are also rising. What’s more, fleet deployability was below par in January and February. Measures taken ...

Wiebe Draijer to succeed Cees ‘t Hart as chairman of KLM’s supervisory board

Wiebe Draijer will succeed Cees ‘t Hart who served on the board for 11 years, initially as supervisory director and since 2019 as chairman. Mr Draijer is a highly experienced director, serving as chairman of Rabobank’s supervisory board from 2014 to 2022. From September 2012 to September 2014,...

KLM joins Heart Aerospace’s industry advisory board

The world’s oldest operating airline, Dutch flag carrier KLM, joins Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board to provide input on the design, development, and commercialization of the Swedish company’s first regional electric airplane, the ES-30. Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board ...

Loyalty Program airBaltic Club Expands Cooperation with KLM / AirFrance

The Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has started a new travel loyalty programme cooperation with the carriers KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France. This partnership will offer the members of the airBaltic Club to earn loyalty points on airBaltic codeshare flights, operated by KLM or...

Response KLM to new Schiphol measures

Schiphol has again announced that it will be introducing further restrictions on the number of departing passengers until October 31. "It’s disappointing to ascertain that Schiphol will again be adopting these measures at such short notice," KLM "The measures will have far-reaching conseque...

KLM resumes flights from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta

KLM resumes flights from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta

For its winter 2022-2023 schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will offer the following flights from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta as of 31 October 2022. From Kuala Lumpur, KLM offers four weekly non-stop flights to Amsterdam and will also resume four weekly flights to Jakarta. From Jakart...

Maarten Stienen appointed as COO of KLM

Maarten Stienen started out as a management trainee at KLM. He went on to hold a series of operational posts in the Netherlands and elsewhere during his first eleven years with the company, among which vice president Baggage & Turnaround Services. He then became vice president of Industria...

KLM and VNV (the Dutch Airline Pilots Association) have reached an agreement

KLM and VNV (the Dutch Airline Pilots Association) have reached an agreement

The VNV and KLM have reached an agreement on a new collective labor agreement with a term until March 1, 2023.   This agreement follows a severe period of wage moderation as a result of the corona crisis.  A wage increase of 4% in two steps has been agreed in the agreement, in line with the...

René de Groot steps down as Chief Operating Officer of KLM

René de Groot was appointed COO in November 2014 and began his first term as a member of KLM’s statutory Board of Managing Directors in April 2015. He was reappointed in 2019, with his second term originally due to end in 2023. In addition to his role as COO, De Groot carries responsibility f...

Manchester to Amsterdam flight descends into chaos

Image: Twitter By Stephen Topping, manchestereveningnews.co.uk Passengers from Manchester Airport have been arrested in Amsterdam after a shocking brawl on-board their flight while others urged them to 'behave'. Crew on board the KLM flight to the Dutch capital city had to step in to stop a ...

KLM’s shareholders approve reappointment of Managing Director Swelheim

KLM’s shareholders approve reappointment of Managing Director Swelheim

KLM’s shareholders voted at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to approve the reappointment of Erik Swelheim as Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of KLM. The shareholders further approved the reappointment of Fleur Pellerin and Cees ‘t Hart as members of KLM’s Supervisor...

KLM nominates Marjan Rintel as new CEO

In accordance with the intended nomination, Marjan Rintel will succeed Pieter Elbers who will step down as President and CEO by the 1st of July. Elbers will ensure a handover to his successor. The Air France-KLM Board of Directors has approved the nomination. Cees 't Hart, Chairman of the ...

KLM cancels flights due to storm Eunice

KLM cancels flights due to storm Eunice

The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands KLM has announced the cancellation of a number of flight due to storm Eunice: "The weather forecast for Friday 18 February paints a picture of heavy wind gusts. "This causes that a very limited operation at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This means that...

KLM to serve more Italian destinations through new codeshare agreement with ITA

KLM to serve more Italian destinations through new codeshare agreement with ITA

KLM and the Italian airline ITA Airways have signed a new codeshare agreement. The agreement will enable passengers to book KLM tickets to ITA's European destinations and ITA customers will be able to book tickets to KLM's European destinations. KLM and ITA will also facilitate easy transfers fo...

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