AIRFRANCE KLM announced 6.2 million passengers in December 2014

Passenger: strict capacity discipline, stable load factor Continued restructuring of point-to-point and ongoing accelerateddevelopment of Transavia PARIS, 2015-1-8 — /Travel PR News/ — AIRFRANCE KLM announced 6.2 million passengers in December 2014 Traffic highlights 6.2 million passengers, +1.3% Continued restructuring of point-to-point (capacity down -15.0%) supporting increase in Short and Medium-Haul load factor Unit revenue per… Read the full press release

The KLM Curacao Marathon to be held on Sunday 30 November 2014 in Willemstad

Running event, first on Curacao Amstelveen, the Netherlands,  2014-7-11 — /Travel PR News/ — On Sunday 30 November 2014, Willemstad, the capital of Curacao, will host the first edition of the KLM Curacao Marathon; the first on the island. The running event for people of all ages, schools and businesses will comprise a unique course as well as… Read the full press release

KLM to launch biofuel flights to Aruba and Bonaire

Today, KLM will launch a series of biofuel flights to Aruba and Bonaire over a six-month period, operating an Airbus 330-200. The biofuel for this flight was sourced by ITAKA and supplied by SkyNRG. This marks another step forward on the journey to more sustainable aviation, by reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption through enhanced… Read the full press release

General Electric’s GEnx-1B engine to power Air France-KLM Boeing 787 fleet

Amstelveen, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France-KLM has finalized an agreement with General Electric and has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its fleet of Boeing 787-9*. The first aircraft will be delivered to KLM in October 2015 and to Air France in January 2017. The joint selection of engine for Air France and KLM’s… Read the full press release

KLM Cityhopper to suspend flights between Amsterdam and Manston, UK from April 10

Airport leads to suspension of KLM Cityhopper flights from/to the airport. Amstelveen, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — From 10 April, KLM Cityhopper as an operating airline for KLM is suspending flights between Amsterdam and Manston (Kent, UK). The continuous uncertainty surrounding the future of the airport means KLM Cityhopper is unable to guarantee that flights to… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines joined Luchtvaart College Schiphol to help develop and organise ‘working & learning’ activities within the aviation sector

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2013-10-08 — / — KLM has now joined Luchtvaart College Schiphol (Aviation College Schiphol, formerly Schiphol College) as a partner, enabling the college to further enhance and fine-tune its ability to develop and organise ‘working & learning’ activities within the aviation sector. Luchtvaart College Schiphol pools the strengths of aviation businesses, vocational education institutions and… Read the full press release

The global airline alliance SkyTeam opened new lounge at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport

Enhances premium travel experience, delivers synergies for SkyTeam members in Istanbul ISTANBUL, 2013-07-11 — / — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today opened its new lounge at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport.  The lounge is available to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers flying from the airport on any of the alliance’s 10 airlines that serve… Read the full press release

Air France-KLM announced June 2013 traffic results

2013-07-09 — / — Passenger In spite of strike action by European air traffic controllers, June 2013 passenger traffic rose by 2.5% for capacity up by 1.3%. The load factor stood at 85.2%, up one point. The group carried 7.0 million passengers (+1.6%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) ex-currency was decrased compared with June 2012…. Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines received 4-Star Airline Rating status from airline research organisation Skytrax

London, UK, 2013-07-09 — / — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been upgraded to a 4-Star Airline Rating, reflecting the improvements that the airline has made to the quality of the Airport and Onboard experience KLM. The 4-Star Airline rating is a seal of Quality Approval awarded only to those airlines that achieve a good Quality performance… Read the full press release

KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman awarded royal decoration by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander

2013-07-01 — / — In her speech, State Secretary Mansveld remarked on Mr Hartman’s passion, saying: “This is what they mean when they say that someone has a ‘blue heart’, with kerosene running through his veins.” The state secretary went on acknowledge the role Mr Hartman had played in the merger between Air France and KLM,… Read the full press release

KLM Introduces Passbook in its Mobile App

2013-06-20 — / — After checking in for a flight via KLM’s mobile app, the traveler is offered to store his or her e-boarding pass in Passbook. On the flight date the boarding pass automatically pops-up on the home screen of the iPhone when the passenger is close to the airport. In addition, KLM will make… Read the full press release

The Flying Blue Game — “Mr Miles catch him and fly”

2013-06-20 — / — Flying Blue, the frequent flyer programme of Air France, KLM, HOP!, Tarom, Kenya Airways, Air Europa and Aircalin, is launching “Mr Miles catch him and fly”, an online discovery game supported by the social networks. OVER 3 MILLION MILES UP FOR GRABS The principle of the game is simple: explore the world… Read the full press release

Air France and KLM to Operate inflight Connectivity flights with Wi-Fi on Board

2013-05-29 — / — Today Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate their first inflight connectivity flights with Wi-Fi on board. The new service will allow customers to remain connected with the world by being able to send text messages and e-mails and surf the internet during their flight. On our specially designed inflight… Read the full press release

KLM starts servicing customers in Russian and Norwegian on social media

KLM adds Russian and Norwegian to its Social Media Service 2013-05-14 — / — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines customers can now post their travel-related questions in no less than nine languages on Facebook and Twitter. Customers can approach KLM’s social media network — twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week — with questions about issues… Read the full press release