Dutch Aviation Industry Unites for a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Together towards cleaner, quieter and stronger (IN SHORT) Airlines, knowledge institutions, manufacturing, and industry associations in the Netherlands have come together to present a shared vision for the future of the airline industry. The coalition has made ten concrete commitments aimed at creating a future-proof airline industry that is cleaner, quieter, and stronger while ensuring… Read the full press release

KLM Appoints Bas Brouns as CFO and Managing Director, Succeeding Erik Swelheim

(IN SHORT) KLM has announced its intention to appoint Bas Brouns as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Managing Director, effective April 24, 2024. He will take over from Erik Swelheim, who will step down as KLM’s CFO after serving for 12 years. Bas Brouns, currently the Senior Vice President Corporate Controller at KLM, brings nearly… Read the full press release

KLM to Renew Long-Haul Fleet with Airbus A350 for Sustainability and Comfort

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM plans to renew its older generation long-haul fleet with Airbus A350 family aircraft in the coming years. The Airbus A350 is acknowled­ged as the most fuel efficient and silent aircraft of its generation. These new wide-body aircraft have substantial benefits in terms of reducing CO2 emissions… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines appoints new leadership to strengthen brand and customer experience

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective 1 March 2023, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will add two new members to its Board of Managing Directors, bringing the total number to five. As Chief People Officer (CPO), Miriam Kartman will be responsible for KLM’s Human Resources policy, while Barry ter Voert will become Chief… Read the full press release

KLM Appoints Zita Schellekens as SVP of Sustainability & Strategy: Leading the Charge for a Greener Future

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has appointed Zita Schellekens as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Sustainability & Strategy, effective 1 March 2023. This is a new position on KLM’s Executive Committee. Previously Schellekens spent two and a half years as Sustainability Director at DSM. In that time, she joined forces with… Read the full press release

Martinair Orders Four Eco-Friendly A350F Freighters from Airbus for KLM Cargo

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Martinair, part of the KLM Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for four new A350F freighter aircraft. Martinair is the operating carrier for KLM Cargo. The four A350Fs emit over 40% less CO2 and make 50% less noise than their predecessors. The new aircraft will replace… Read the full press release

KLM Group Commits to 30% CO2 Emissions Reduction by 2030 with Approval from Science Based Targets Initiative

Together with Air France-KLM and Air France, the KLM Group commits to reducing its CO2 emissions by 30% per revenue tonne kilometre (RTK) by 2030, compared to base year 2019; The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved that – in compliance with the Paris Agreement – the emission reduction target for 2030 adheres to the… Read the full press release

Air France-KLM announces long-term purchase agreements with SAF providers Neste and DG Fuels

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France-KLM today (25 October 2022) announced two major, long-term purchase agreements for a total of 1.6 million tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The agreements are binding and will apply for several years in partnership with SAF providers Neste and DG Fuels. This marks an important step… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines welcomes new chief operating officer (COO) Maarten Stienen

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective 1 September 2022, Maarten Stienen is appointed chief operating officer (COO) of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Stienen has held various posts at KLM since 1998 and is currently senior vice president of Hub Operations. Maarten Stienen started out as a management trainee at KLM. He went… 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 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