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… 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

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 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 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

IATA announces program and speakers for the World Air Transport Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the program and speakers for the World Air Transport Summit (WATS), which is being held in conjunction with the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Boston, USA, 3-5 October. “I’m very excited that the World Air Transport Summit will again… 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 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

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 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 to increase number of flights by more than 60 percent in July

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will further expand its route network in July. Compared to June, the number of flights will increase by more than 60 percent. KLM will operate 25 to 30 percent of the normal number of flights. The range of destinations will be expanded, particularly… Read the full press release

COVID-19: the Dutch government announces support for the KLM Group

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on the entire airline sector, and consequently KLM, is unprecedented. Since the start of this crisis, numerous steps have been taken to tackle the situation head on and to preserve cash. On 9 April, Air France-KLM made it known that… Read the full press release

KLM ensures continuous flow of medical supplies from China to the Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands,, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This morning, the first KLM Boeing 747 with medical supplies from Shanghai landed at Schiphol Airport. By expanding the air bridge between the Netherlands and China, the Netherlands is assured of a continuous flow of relief supplies. In the presence of Minister Martin van Rijn (Public Health,… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland. From March 2020, Ireland’s second largest city will be served daily with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam. The flights will be operated using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 equipment, seating 88-100 passengers per flight. Cork will be the second Irish destination, next to Dublin, and is the 93rd European destination to be served directly by KLM. To open Cork as a… Read the full press release

Air France names Anne Rigail as CEO

PARIS, France, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Subsequent to the proposal of Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM, and the approval of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors, the Air France Board of Directors has appointed Anne Rigail as CEO of Air France, following their meeting on December 12, 2018. Previously EVP Customer at Air France,… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines signs with Xiamen Airlines for the maintenance of General Electric GEnx engines on Xiamen Airlines’ new Boeing 787s

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today signed a ten-year contract with Xiamen Airlines for the maintenance of the General Electric GEnx engines on Xiamen Airlines’ new Boeing 787s. Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 2016-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a fully certified Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) organisation for the 787… Read the full press release

KLM expands route network from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with new flights to Belfast, Northern Ireland; Montpellier, France; Cracow, Poland and Edmonton, Canada

Starting today (May 18, 2015), KLM will fly daily to Belfast, Northern Ireland; Montpellier, France; and Cracow, Poland. Starting 19 May, KLM will operate three round trips per week between Amsterdam and Edmonton, Canada. The four new destinations signal an expansion in KLM’s route network from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-5-22 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

KLM Cityhopper renews its fleet by purchasing fifteen Embraer 175 aircraft and two Embraer 190 aircraft

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-31 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Cityhopper is renewing its fleet by purchasing fifteen Embraer 175 aircraft (E175+) and two Embraer 190 aircraft (E190). KLM Cityhopper will already be welcoming the first two E190 aircraft in December 2015. The fifteen E175+ aircraft will be taken up in the KLM Cityhopper fleet between March 2016… Read the full press release

KLM signed memorandum of cooperation with Xiamen Airlines and the City of Amsterdam to strengthen collaboration and accessibility between the Netherlands and China

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday KLM CEO Pieter Elbers signed a memorandum of cooperation with Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines and the City of Amsterdam. Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan and Xiamen Airlines’ Chief Operating Officer Zhao Dong were also in attendance. KLM has been flying from Amsterdam to Xiamen three times… Read the full press release