KLM comments on Schiphol’s call for limiting passengers boarding in Amsterdam on September 17, 18 and 19, 2022

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM is very disenchanted that Schiphol only indicated on Friday, 16 September that it would not be able to handle the number of passengers boarding in Amsterdam on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Monday, 19 September. The airport has requested KLM to reduce these passenger numbers. This… Read the full press release

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo transports Dutch Brunel Solar Team’s car to South Africa for the Sasol Solar Challenge using SAF

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night, Saturday 6 August, the Nuna 11s – the car that the Dutch Brunel Solar Team will drive in South Africa’s Sasol Solar Challenge – departed Schiphol Airport for Johannesburg on a Boeing 747 freighter operated by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP), the team’s logistics… Read the full press release

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers accorded with Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau title by His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander today (29 June 2022) accorded KLM CEO Pieter Elbers the title of Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau at his farewell reception because of his tireless efforts for KLM and the airline industry in the Netherlands. The royal decoration was presented to him… Read the full press release

KLM appoints Marjan Rintel as President & CEO

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On Monday, KLM’s shareholders voted at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to approve the appointment of Marjan Rintel as KLM’s President & CEO, effective 1 July 2022. The consultation process has also been concluded with the KLM Works Council. Now that the shareholders have voted to approve… Read the full press release

KLM reappoints Erik Swelheim as Managing Director; Fleur Pellerin and Cees ‘t Hart as Supervisory Directors

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — 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 Supervisory Board. Swelheim has… Read the full press release

KLM nominates Marjan Rintel as the new President and CEO

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of KLM intends to nominate Marjan Rintel as the new President and CEO of KLM. Rintel is currently President and CEO of Dutch Railways (NS), where she has worked since November 2014. Rintel is no stranger to KLM and – before joining NS –… Read the full press release

KLM expands capacity on European routes to 16 million seats in total

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With direct flights to 167 destinations, KLM is ready for summer. Between 27 March and 29 October, KLM will fly to 96 European and 71 intercontinental destinations, offering excellent choice for business and leisure travellers alike. Europe: increased capacity Demand for air travel is increasing as Covid-19… Read the full press release

London City Airport expects strong passenger demand to fuel recovery in 2022

Central London airport expects meaningful growth in 2022 as British Airways announces significant summer schedule More than three quarters of 2019 routes to be on the London City departure board in 2022 New routes include Thessaloniki, Barcelona and the return of 2019 top performer Milan 714,000 passengers used London City in 2021, down 21% on… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Group to host CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition on 7/8-Apr-2022

Manchester, UK, 2022-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry and part of the Aviation Week Network, has announced that it will resume its cornerstone CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition with the event bookmarked for 7/8-Apr-2022 in Manchester,… Read the full press release

KLM adds Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights departing from Amsterdam

From today, KLM will add sustainable aviation fuel to all flights departing from Amsterdam From January 13, customers can choose to purchase an additional amount of sustainable fuel when booking  KLM has already signed agreements with various partners and SAF suppliers  Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (10 January 2022), KLM will… Read the full press release

KLM and ITA Airways announce new codeshare agreement

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — 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 for… Read the full press release

KLM honoured with 2022 APEX World Class Award

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has been awarded the 2022 APEX World Class Award. This is a new APEX award and the highest category in its global awards for the airline industry. It represents exceptional recognition of achievements in areas such as safety well-being and sustainability. The last 20 months have pushed… Read the full press release

StatusMatch.com lancia ufficialmente il suo nuovo programma di fedeltà che conferirà ai viaggiatori italiani premium i vantaggi dello status Gold con Emirates

ROMA, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — StatusMatch.com ha iniziato una collaborazione con Emirates per lanciare una nuova iniziativa che offre ai viaggiatori italiani tutti i vantaggi dello status Gold durante il loro volo. Da oggi, i viaggiatori abituali in possesso di uno status premium idoneo con alcune delle principali compagnie aeree operanti in Italia possono richiedere… Read the full press release

StatusMatch.com launches new loyalty status matching program to give premium Italian travellers Gold status benefits with Emirates

ROME, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — StatusMatch.com has partnered with Emirates to launch a new initiative that offers Italian travellers the benefits of Gold status when flying. From today, frequent travellers who hold an eligible premium status with select major airlines operating in Italy can apply to get their status matched with Emirates Skywards, the… Read the full press release

KLM to operate direct flights from Amsterdam to 162 different destinations this winter

Intercontinental: More flights to the US, Caribbean Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s new winter schedule goes into effect on 31 October and is valid until 26 March 2022. As more and more travel restrictions are eased, KLM will be able to increase capacity again this winter and, as a result, plans… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes KLM and Air France to its new £1bn ‘super-terminal’

KLM and Air France will both operate from Terminal Two starting on Tuesday (28th September) Manchester favourites San Carlo and Pot Kettle Black will also open airport branches on Thursday (30th September) and next Monday (4th October) respectively More than a dozen airlines now operating from new-look terminal, which opened its doors in July Manchester, UK, 2021-Sep-28 —… Read the full press release

KLM to restrict unvaccinated crew flying to destinations requiring obligatory vaccination to enter

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 14 September, KLM is requesting that all KLM flight personnel who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and who cannot, therefore, meet the entry requirements set by certain countries, report their vaccination status to KLM Health Services. KLM Health Services will register this as a travel restriction,… Read the full press release

KLM resumes services to Canada

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM flies to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal several times a week. KLM also operates an even larger network in Canada in collaboration with its partner Westjet. Vaccinated travellers who have a negative PCR test result will be able to make use of this service again… Read the full press release

KLM: all necessary COVID-19 travel documents can be checked in advance with the airline’s new service COVID-19 check | Upload@Home

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | Upload@Home is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly. KLM understands that travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can… Read the full press release

KLM starts renewal of 14 Boeing 737-800 cabins

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has started the complete renewal of the cabins of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, for both Business Class and Economy Class. The refurbished aircraft, which are mainly used for European flights, offer passengers more comfort and style and consume less fuel because the renewed cabin weighs 700… Read the full press release

KLM starts shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (16 February 2021) saw the first flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bonaire and Aruba carrying a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines destined for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is the first of several shipments that will deliver the vaccines to the… Read the full press release

World’s first passenger flight performed with sustainable synthetic kerosene

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced today (08 February 2021) during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene… Read the full press release

KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme has been renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme. SAF stands for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. KLM has opted for this new name to make it clear that the fuel it buys is manufactured sustainably, using raw materials that do not cause deforestation, impede food… Read the full press release

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo enables freight customers reduce shipments’ carbon footprint through its Cargo SAF Programme

Structural collaboration with freight customers for more Sustainable Aviation Fuel Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (08 December 2020), Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo launches the Cargo SAF Programme, enabling freight forwarders and shippers to reduce the shipments’ carbon footprint. By participating in this programme, customers are investing in the development… Read the full press release

KLM Cityhopper introduces Virtual Reality (VR) training for pilots flying Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 5 November, KLM Cityhopper will be introducing Virtual Reality (VR) training for pilots flying Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft. Developed in-house, the VR training courses will allow pilots to make more effective use of their training time and will also yield cost savings. KLM Cityhopper is… Read the full press release

KLM activates new robot for meal production at KLM Catering Services

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — At the end of last week, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers officially activated the new robot for the production of ICA M-class (Economy Class) meals at KLM Catering Services (KCS). KCS is the only company in the world to take such a robot into operation. The… Read the full press release

KLM announces the appointment of Eelco van Asch as Executive Vice President Information Services & CIO

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM announces today (21 July 2020) that Eelco van Asch will be appointed Executive Vice President Information Services & CIO with effect from 1 September 2020, when he will also be joining the Executive Team. He succeeds Paul Elich, who will be retiring on the same date…. Read the full press release

KLM expands its network with new services to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — From 28 September 2020, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will adjust the schedule for flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Gulf States in the Middle East. KLM will also expand its network with the opening of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is an entirely new destination for… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes resumption of KLM services from 3rd August

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. KLM flights from Belfast City were suspended end of March when air travel came to a virtual standstill, with only 5% of the… Read the full press release

KLM Bus to resume travel to and from Schiphol Airport

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 1 July, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually resume the KLM Bus network in accordance with Dutch health guidelines. This means that once a day, the KLM Bus will travel to and from Schiphol Airport from Maastricht, Maastricht Aachen Airport, Eindhoven Airport, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede,… Read the full press release